Children in foster care are some of the most educationally disadvantaged students. Studies show that students in foster care experience: school suspensions and expulsions at higher rates than their peers not in foster care, lower standardized test scores in reading and math, high levels of grade retention and drop-out, and far lower high school and college graduation rates. There is growing evidence that these are symptoms of the trauma.
Christy Berger, MSW, LSW
Director of Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness
Indiana Department of Education