Legislative Information

Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Have the Right to a Free, Appropriate Public Education


Transition to the Every Student Success Act (ESSA)


Early Childhood Education
Foster Care
  •  Virginia Acts of Assembly - CHAPTER 154 (pdf): An Act to amend and reenact 16.1-281 and 22.1-3.4 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 63.2-900.3 relating to school placement of foster care children.  Approved March 15, 2011.
  • Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act HR 6893 (P.L. 110-351) September 22, 2008.  This act will help hundreds of thousands of children and youth in foster care by promoting permanent families for them through relative guardianship and adoption and improving education and health care.
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