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Rise: Back to School
 
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Art by Gary Smith
 

‘I Want My Daughter to Have Choices’
I get involved in my daughter’s schoolwork to make sure she knows how to achieve.

When I quit a lifetime of drug use and reunited with my daughter from foster care, finishing my education was a tool I needed to keep busy and stay clean. My drug counselors and my teachers at the GED program advised me to finish my GED and go to college. I wanted to achieve my goals and prove to myself I am smart enough to do it.>>>Read More

 
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Helping Your Children Succeed in School

Children who have been in foster care often face difficulties succeeding in school. Parents may not know how to access school-based services and may be intimidated by school personnel. In this issue, parents write about how they advocate for the supports their children need to succeed in school.

 
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School Choice
How to stay involved in your child’s education when your child is in foster care.

Erika Palmer, a staff attorney at Advocates for Children in New York City, explains parents’ rights to stay involved in their children’s education while their children are in foster care.>>>Read More

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