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Advocates for Children of New Jersey

Dear Supporter,

Children in foster care are more likely to struggle in school, often becasue they frequently move from school to school while in care.  To address this barrier to learning and comply with federal law, New Jersey passed an "educational stability" law in 2010 that requires children and youth placed into foster care to remain in their "school of origin" -- the school they were attending before being placed into foster care-- unless continuing in that school is not in the child's best interest. 

Advocates for Children of New Jersey is examining this "education stability" law to both determine how well this law is working for New Jersey's foster children and identify any implementation issues or other concerns that should be addressed. 

Please ask the staff members in your district/school who handle school placement for children living in foster care to complete this survey so that we can work together to ensure that children in foster care have the best chance to succeed in school.

If you have any question please contact Mary Coogan at mcoogan@acnj.org.

Please take this brief survey now.


Cecilia Zalkind
Executive Director