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Guides & Resources: Students in Foster Care, Temporary Housing, or the Juvenile/Criminal Justice System

Highly Mobile Students: Youth in Foster Care, Temporary Housing, or the Juvenile/Criminal Justice System

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Students Involved in the Child Welfare System

See our 2017 Parent Toolkit, produced in collaboration with SCO Family of Services, for additional resources on engaging parents in their children’s education while in foster care.

Education Concepts for Child Welfare Practitioners  

Designation of Person in Parental Relation for Purposes of Educational Decisions 

Guidelines and Procedures for the Assignment of Surrogate Parents 

Knowledge is Power: A Guide to the Educational Rights of New York City Students 

Making Special Education Decisions for Children in Foster Care 

Tips for Working with Children with Incarcerated Parents 

Students Experiencing Homelessness

Please visit the NYS-TEACHS website for tip sheets, webinars, and many other resources on the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness.

Tip Sheet: Students in Temporary Housing 

Court-Involved Youth

Guide for Court-Involved Students: Understanding the education rights of NYC students in & coming out of the juvenile or criminal justice system
En Español: Guía de la AFC para Estudiantes que Están Involucrados con la Corte: Comprender los derechos a la educación de los estudiantes de Nueva York que se encuentran dentro del sistema judicial penal o juvenil, o que salen del mismo