Educational Resources

Florida Specific Resources
Every Student Succeeds Act
Every Student Succeeds Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (10/27/16)
Every Student Succeeds Act-FLDOE Memo
Every Student Succeeds Act Frequently Asked Questions
Foster Care & Education Q&A
School Stability Checklist for Children in Out of Home Care
Local ESSA Contacts
FCC Comments
Regions Comments Matrix
65C-28.018 Meeting Child's Educational Needs (DRAFT)
Accessing School Records
Authorization for Release of Information
Protocol for Information Sharing - FSFN (2010)
School Registration Form for Foster Care Children
A Guide to Improve Educational Opportunities for Florida's Foster Youth
Planning for After High School
Affordable Colleges Guide to Online Degrees
College Scholarship Guide
Community College Directory (FL DOE)
Federal Student Aid
Florida Colleges (FL DOE)
FloridaShines -Colleges and Careers in Florida
Foster Care to Success (America's College Fund for Foster Youth)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
GED Testing
Know How 2 Go (to College)
Project 10 - Transition Education Network
The College Board (link to Scholarship Search)
Florida Student Scholarship and Grant Programs
College Scholarships for Students who Received Foster Care
K-12 Scholarships for Children with Financial or Special Needs
Community and Interagency Involvement
Interagency Agreement Between AHCA, APD, DCF, DJJ, DOE, DOH, GAL, OEL (2012-2017)
Click here to view other Interagency Agreements
Everybody's A Teacher -A Caregivers Guide
Florida Contacts
Fl Kindergarten Council Directory of Schools (non-public early childhood schools)
District Dropout Prevention Contacts (FL DOE)
Head Start Program Directory
Homeless Education Program(FL DOE)
Multi-Agency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET)
Resources for Parents and Students
"Every Child Is Smart!" Educational poster (Florida State University)
Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS)
Florida School Schedules- Listing by County
Florida Virtual School
Florida VPK Education Standards - What Every Parent Should Know
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA website)
GED Testing Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
Just Read, Florida!
How to
SAT Fee Waivers (and how to waive college application fees)
Khan Academy: College Admissions

General Resources and Information
Educational Stability
ESSA Implementation Toolkit: Improving Education Outcomes for Children and Youth in Foster Care
Clearing the Path for School Success for Children in Out of Home Care (2009)
Educational Rights of Homeless Students: What District Administrators Should Know
Foster Care & Education Q&A: Credit Transfer & School Completion, (ABA, 2008)
Foster Care & Education Q&A: Fostering Connections for Success (ABA, 2008)
Foster Care & Education Q&A: The Uninterrupted Scholars Act (Recent Changes to FERPA) (ABA, 2013)
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (Casey)
McKinney-Vento & Children & Youth Awaiting Foster Care Placement
Organizational Self-Study on Educational Stability
Prompt & Proper Placement: Enrolling Students without Records
School Selection for Students in Out of Home Care
Students in Foster Care (US Dept of Education)
What Child Welfare Professionals Need to Know about Awaiting Placement & McKinney-Vento
Special Education Issues
IEP Meeting Checklist
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Procedural Safeguards for Parents of Students with Disabilities (Dept of Ed, 2010)
Special Education Decision Making: Role of Child Welfare Caseworker
Surrogate Parents for Exceptional Students (FL DOE, 2012)
Surrogate Parents Information for Students with Disabilities and Special Education (12/09)
Understanding the ADA Amendments Act and Section 504 - The Impact on Students
What is Exceptional Student Education for Children with Disabilities (FLDOE 2011)
Educational Websites for Kids and Youth
ABCya (Games and Activities)
Cool Math 4 Kids (Math and Science Games and Activities)
Fun Brain (Math, Reading and Fun)
Highlights (Online Magazine, Games and Activities)
Into the Book (Reading Comprehension)
Khan Academy (Free Online Learning for Anyone)
Kids Know It - The Totally Free Children's Learning Network (Movies, Games, Worksheets and Activities)
National Geographic Kids (Games and Activities)
PBS Kids (Videos and Games)
Prongo (Games, Jokes and Brain Teasers)
Seuss Ville (Dr. Seuss Games, Videos and Activites)
Starfall (Learning Phonics)
Switch Zoo (Online Animal Game)
The Stacks - Scholastic Books (Books, Videos and Games)
Miscellaneous Publications
Foster Youth Who Have Succeeded in Higher Education: Common Themes
Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Young Adults from Foster Care
Helping Young Adults from Foster Care Succeed in College (2016)
Academic Success for Students in Out of Home Care (2010)
Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems
Child Welfare and Education Collaborations - State Examples (NRCPFC 2010)
National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care (2014)
Solving the Data Puzzle: Guide on Collecting and Sharing Information to Improve Educational Outcomes for Children in Out of Home Care