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Report sheds light on education challenges for NYC students in foster care

05.26.2021 | Bronx News 12 | A new report from the Advocates for Children of New York and the Legal Aid Society found concerning numbers on the education of the 6,000 New York City students who live in foster care, but the report also outlined a possible solution. 

The advocates say the report confirms their worst fears. 

It found that only 42% of city students in foster care graduated on time last year - the lowest of any student group. One in five of them repeated a grade - nearly four times all others. And one in 10 of these students had an attendance rate of less than 50%. Watch video