Article: How public schools are failing foster kids

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Source: NY Post – It’s been six years since Vanessa took in her brother’s grandchildren, but it is only in the last couple of weeks, with their start at a new school — Immaculate Conception in Astoria — that she knows “everything will be all right.” Thanks to a scholarship from the Children’s Scholarship Fund, they are finally in a “quiet” and “loving” school.

But for the 5,000 or so school-age foster kids around the city and the thousands more who have spent time in the system, the educational options offered by the city and state are insufficient to mitigate the trauma and turmoil they’re experiencing at home.

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