Foster Care & Education
In 2011, Texas became 1 of 10 sites to receive a federal Child Welfare Education Demonstration grant, entitled Child Welfare - Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability, from the Children’s Bureau, resulting in the Texas Trio Project. The project included the Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and the Children’s Commission, as well as a pilot project with the Houston Independent School District. The Texas Trio Project provided an opportunity to strengthen cross-system partnerships, increase awareness about the educational needs of students in foster care, and build capacity to develop solutions to meet those needs. A key deliverable of the project was the development of the Foster Care and Student Success Resource Guide.