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  • Report: Foster care students in NYC plagued by chronic absenteeism, suspensions, dropouts

    Feb 1, 2023

    01.31.2023 | amNY | Erika Palmer at AFC said that there is a renewed sense of hope that the new DOE team could identify and tackle systemic barriers preventing foster students from finishing their education successfully. Nevertheless, she said, improvements are needed. 

    “This is a population of students that really needs these extra supports,” Palmer said. “Now we see it in black and white, and the numbers are pretty startling. It shows there’s so much work to be done, and hopefully it can create a sense of urgency.” Read article