Foster Care & Student Success

Foster Care & Student Success, housed in Texas Education Agency’s Division of Federal and State Education Policy, maintains resources and information to advance the education of student's impacted by foster care. The resources and materials provide guidance related to the unique circumstances surrounding students who are in the foster care system and attend Texas public schools. In Texas, nearly 16,000 school-age students are in foster care at any given time.

Upcoming Training

Foster Care 101

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  CST

Foster Care 101 Presentation | Foster Care 101 Recording

Foster Care 201

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
10 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m. CST

Register for 3/26 Webinar

Foster Care Office Hours


March 27, 2024
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - CST

Register for 03/27/2023 Office Hour


April 24, 2024
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - CST

Register for 04/24/2024 Office Hour

Past Training Sessions

Foster Care & Student Success Guide Overview

Chapters 1-3

Chapters 4-5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapters 8-9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Resource Guide

In collaboration with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth, and Families (Children's Commission), TEA has developed a resource to support Texas schools in addressing the education of students in foster care: Texas Foster Care & Student Success Resource Guide (2022)

NEW: Resource Guide Breakdown & Details

Visit the resource guide details page to view chapter contents and download individual PDFs of chapters, additional resources and support tools.

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