Link to Ohio Department of Education:
Foster Youth and Education: Facts and Figures
- Children in foster care are far more likely to change schools during the school year, to be in special education classes and to fail to receive passing grades than their general population counterparts.
- High school dropout rates are 3 times higher for foster youth than other low-income children
- Only about 50% graduate from high school
- Over 40% of school-aged children in foster care have educational difficulties
(National Foster Youth Initiative)