Foster Care & Student Success

Foster Care & Student Success, housed in the Texas Education Agency’s Highly Mobile and At-Risk Unit in the Office of Special Populations & Student Supports, maintains resources and information to advance the education of students 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.

Foster Care & Education Summit 2024

In partnership with The Texas Education Agency, The Children's Commission and The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services will conduct the Foster Care and Education Summit. This training aims to provide guidance, resource tips, and tools to assist local education agencies and child welfare organizations with addressing the educational needs and requirements of students in foster care, as required by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

Registration is now open. Please use this registration link  to reserve your spot for the summit. We are excited to share new information with you. This summit will be for two days. There will be intentional time for learning new skills and strategies for working with students in foster care. 

Past Training Sessions

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

Foster Care 201 Presentation | Foster Care 201 Recording

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.

View Resource Guide Details

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