Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER. x-23s. British Columbia's representative for children in government care is calling on the province to provide more support for the youth to increase their chance of academic success. Bernard Richard says kids in care have often been traumatized in early life and then moved around in foster homes and group homes. He says about 89 per cent of students in B-C graduate high school compared with 51 per cent in care, and the rate is lower for those with special needs.

(" ... rightly so.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Richard has released a report with six recommendations aimed at the children's and education ministries, including specific funding for school districts to support learning for children in care. …

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