Pima County launches program to boost foster kids’ education

Friday, January 24, 2014

A program to improve the educational outcomes for children in foster care is being launched in Pima County.

Pima County is home to about 4,000 foster children — more than a quarter of the 14,000 children in the system across the state.

While the goal of removing a child who has experienced neglect or abuse is to improve his or her quality of life, recent studies have found that their educational futures are often bleak.

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