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City Council grills education officials on support for students in foster care

04.20.2022 | City & State | The four positions that the department is now hiring for include a senior manager of foster care support, an interagency coordinator, a policy associate, and a data manager. But education advocates noted that only the first position is described as focusing solely on students in foster care. “The other three positions seem to combine responsibilities for students in foster care and a much larger population of students experiencing homelessness,” Erika Palmer, supervising attorney at Advocates for Children, said on Wednesday. “That’s not sufficient to address the needs,” Melinda Andra, an attorney at the Legal Aid Society, added. Read article