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Guides & Resources: Students in Foster Care or Temporary Housing

Highly Mobile Students: Youth in Foster Care or Temporary Housing

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Students Involved in the Child Welfare System

See our 2017 Parent Toolkit, produced in collaboration with SCO Family of Services, for additional resources on engaging parents in their children’s education while in foster care.

Education Concepts for Child Welfare Practitioners  

Designation of Person in Parental Relation for Purposes of Educational Decisions 

Guidelines and Procedures for the Assignment of Surrogate Parents 

Knowledge is Power: A Guide to the Educational Rights of New York City Students 

Making Special Education Decisions for Children in Foster Care 

Tips for Working with Children with Incarcerated Parents 

Students Experiencing Homelessness

Please visit the NYS-TEACHS website for tip sheets, webinars, and many other resources on the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness.

Tip Sheet: Students in Temporary Housing