Children's Law Center Policy Attorney Danielle Robinette testified before the DC Council's Committee of the Whole and Committee on Education sharing our support for the Education and Credit Continuity Amendment Act of 2020 and its efforts to address educational barriers faced by students in the care of DC. Students in DC's care include foster youth and youth in the custody of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) or Department of Corrections (DOC). Currently, students in care often lose most, if not all, course credit when they change schools due to changing placements. This bill offers improvements to infrastructure and accountability that will ensure that DC's most vulnerable students are not further marginalized by processes that are difficult to navigate and largely inequitable.
Read her full testimony here: