Reprinted from Yahoo News
MIAMI (AP) — Federal lawmakers proposed a bill Thursday that would give social workers better access to school records in an effort to improve education for foster children.
A federal law requires social workers to get a court order to access a foster child’s school records, and it was meant to protect the child’s privacy. But advocates said the extra red tape has made it extremely difficult for social workers because foster youths change schools frequently as they move between different homes. Some end up taking the same classes over because credits are lost or don’t transfer.
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