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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.

Foster Care Program Overview


School District CWEL Designation Information

Under C.R.S. 22-32-138, each school district and the state charter school institute, shall designate a person to act as the Child Welfare Education Liaison (CWEL) for the district. The duties of the liaison include; working with child placement agencies, county departments, and the state department to facilitate the prompt and appropriate placement, transfer, and enrollment in school of students in out-of-home placement.

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Legislation and Guidance

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Resources and Links


Training Opportunities

  • Foster Care Continuum (FCC) Coffee Talk
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This is an opportunity for CWEL’s to learn what is new around foster care education and to talk with each other about current successes and barriers in a collaborative way. Each month a different location around the metro area has been chosen. Come to one or come to all.Breakfast or lunch will be on your own but this will provide us a venue to get together face to face for 2 hours each month. See dates and locations below. RSVP at the event bright hyperlink below, so we can assure we have enough space for everyone who plans to attend.

June 2, Thursday 11-1 Cherry Creek Noodles and Company, 2205 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206 (303) 355-2889

New dates for 2016-2017 Coming Soon!

Register by emailing here with date.

  • Foster Care Webinar "Back to School" COMING in October


Communications

Contact Information

Sheree Wheeler

Phone: 303-866-6007
Wheeler_S@cde.state.co.us

Mailing Address

Colorado Department of Education
201 E Colfax
Denver, CO 80203

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