A Dear Colleague letter released on July 25, 2023 offers guidance on responsibilities to support the unique needs of students in foster care. “Research…suggests that students in foster care…are three to four times more likely than their peers to experience exclusionary discipline and about twice as likely to be chronically absent from school.” Check out this resource for suggestions on how SEAs can support foster students. https://oese.ed.gov/files/2023/07/Foster-Care-dear-colleague-letter-7-25-2023-for-Webpage.pdf

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