Tell Your Legislator to Support This PA Senate Bill That Keeps Kids on Track to A High School Diploma

Kate Burdick; Reynelle Brown Staley, Education Law Center, Pennsylvania Capital-Star •

Browne’s legislation addresses these issues by ensuring that youth receive targeted supports to overcome the unique barriers caused by mobility and system involvement.

Specifically, this bill:

  • Designates a point person in school to work with the youth on a graduation plan that keeps them on track, engaged, and connected to necessary supports.
  • Ensures students get academic credit for work they completed at previous schools.
  • Provides make-up and diploma options to help the youth graduate on time.

In pursuit of better policies, Juveniles for Justice and Youth Fostering Change are officially publishing Operation: Education: An Action Kit to Achieve Positive Educational Outcomes for Youth in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems, designed to break down these unfair barriers to academic achievement.

About the Expert