Partnership Set to Improve Educational Outcomes for Students in Foster Care

The following five organizations have formed an innovative partnership to identify the current educational outcomes of youth in Colorado’s child welfare system, determine key factors that affect the outcomes and create a road map for system-level reform.

  • Colorado Department of Education (CDE)
  • Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)
  • Mile High United Way
  • University of Northern Colorado; and the
  • Morgridge Family Foundation

CDE and CDHS entered into a data sharing agreement, making it possible to take a data-driven approach to meeting the educational needs of youth involved with the child welfare system. UNC faculty member Elysia Clemens conducted the first research study using the data.

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