TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas has received a $250,000 federal grant to help improve the chances of educational success for children in foster care.
The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services will use the grant to communicate more effectively with schools about educating foster children.
SRS officials say the goal is to boost graduation rates among abused or neglected children in foster care, who often transfer among schools two or more times in a year. Transfers are an issue because schools often have different graduation requirements, preventing foster children from getting a diploma within four years.
SRS plans to work with the State Department of Education and the University of Kansas in developing better communication with public schools.