Foster Youth to Benefit From Broader Access to School Records

Foster Youth to Benefit From Broader Access to School Records

January 13, 2013 | by Daniel Heimpel | EdSource

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The Uninterrupted Scholars Act, an amendment to FERPA, was signed into law by President Obama on January 14. The Act removes some of the barriers children in foster care face in trying to succeed in school. Daniel Heimpel of Fostering Media Connections describes how children, education, and the child welfare systems will all benefit.

The Uninterrupted Scholars Act, an amendment to FERPA, was signed into law by President Obama on January 14. The Act removes some of the barriers children in foster care face in trying to succeed in school. Daniel Heimpel of Fostering Media Connections describes how children, education, and the child welfare systems will all benefit.