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Bill to bolster foster children’s schooling

Senator Al Franken seeks to strengthen a 2008 law. Senator Al Franken seeks to strengthen a 2008 law.
Associated Press / November 1, 2011

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Some members of Congress and advocates are trying to strengthen laws to ensure the child welfare system not only makes sure that foster kids are safe, but that they get a quality education. About 50 percent of the nation’s 500,000 foster children won’t graduate from high school, researchers say.

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