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ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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) 

Educational Liaison/ESSA Point of Contact 

Marianna Seeholzer


[email protected] 

3955 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 


Division of Children and Family Services

Educational Stability for Foster Youth