Foster kids graduate high school and go to college at a much lower rate than other groups of children. The federal government is trying to help these young people from falling behind, but many states aren’t doing their part. We look at how schools and child-welfare systems are each failing the foster youth in their care.
Missing credits and easy, worksheet-based education add to the learning challenges of children in foster care
In some schools in McDowell County, W.Va., as many as 40 percent of kids don’t live with their parents
Teachers and school administrators are on the front lines of this crisis, but often aren't given the tools to help