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Foster Care Education: Improving Educational Outcomes for Children and Youth

This program, established in 2012, is dedicated to ensuring that students in foster care are achieving academically through course completion, advancing to the next grade, accruing credits toward graduation, and on a path to post-secondary success. These efforts are being organized by the new State Coordinator for Foster Care Education, who will be leading this work. This position was created in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Morgridge Family Foundation, and Mile High United Way.

What's New?

Read the New Study on Graduation and Dropout Rates for Colorado Students in Foster Care: 5-Year Trend Analysis

A new report from CDE and the Department of Human Services shows that the majority of Colorado’s students in foster care are not graduating from high school. Just 27.5 percent of public school foster care students in the class of 2013 graduated on time, compared with 77 percent of all students.

A deeper look at five years of data by the University of Northern Colorado found persistent problems. View the UNC Report.

We are excited to announce the recording and power point of the Improving the Educational Outcomes for Children and Youth in Colorado’s Child Welfare System.

           If you would like to review this electronic recording of the data please click here.

To request a presentation on foster care education data please click here.

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