OCTOBER 26, 2017

The provincial government must take action to reduce significant gaps in the academic achievement of children and youth in care, including the provision of specific funding to each school district dedicated to supporting the learning needs of these students, recommends a report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.

Room for Improvement: Toward Better Education Outcomes for Children in Care also recommends that the Ministry of Education strengthen accountability for the academic achievement of students in government care and that the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) ensure that children and youth in care are supported to recover from trauma so that its impact on their learning is reduced.

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