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The Children’s Bureau, in partnership with the Department of Education, held a two-day meeting, setting forth a call to action that convened leaders in the child welfare, education and juvenile court systems for every State, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. With a focus on children and youth in foster care, the purpose of this meeting was to:

  • encourage participation in enhancing existing cross-system efforts to address educational stability and continuity issues;
  • showcase collaborative projects and initiatives at State and local levels that support educational well-being outcomes; and
  • facilitate development of action plans by each State that set forth strategies for improving educational outcomes.