Re-sharing this blog post from the Annie E. Casey Foundation where they shared a guide for data sharing linkages between child welfare and education - the Roadmap for Foster Care and K-12 Data Linkages.
...Successful data linkages mean agencies are able to draw on all the publicly collected information to create a more complete picture of individual students in foster care, helping inform interventions that are more effective.
“Data sharing between foster care and educational agencies is good for kids — and it’s feasible,” says Cynthia Guy, the Foundation’s vice president for research, evaluation, evidence and data. “To make this happen in a way that best serves children and families, you need a strong commitment and willingness to engage at the top levels and in the trenches.”
Read the whole blog post here.