The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) emphasizes the educational stability of vulnerable students, including those in foster care. Children in foster care face many educational barriers, including high mobility, increased incidences of trauma, and mental, behavioral and physical health conditions. ESSA required guidelines and resources to ensure improved educational outcomes for children in foster care. These educational provisions took effect on Dec. 10, 2016.
For additional information on foster care students please the Ohio Department of Education