Media Response

Articles, press releases, and electronic media responses to ECC initiatives and programs are archived here, with more recent items first. Click on the news source icon to retrieve the article you're interested in reading. Some of these files are image files and may not be easily read on small hand-held devices.


L.A. Supes Look to Provide At-Risk Youth with Transit-Related Career Opportunities

An article from The Chronicle for Social Change notes the discussion by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors concerning the expansion of educational and career resources for youth within the county's juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

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Why the Los Angeles County Education Coordinating Council, Metro, school districts, and other organizations collaborated to offer free transit passes for all students pre-kindergarten through college.

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The Gloria Molina Foster Youth Education Program, pioneered in San Gabriel Valley schools, expands countywide.

     View complete press release here:  PR release regarding Gloria Molina Foster Youth Program expansion


Program Builds School Supports for Foster Pupils, Education Weekly, December 2010

The Gloria Molina Education Pilot Program is an innovative program that provides academic supports for Los Angeles-area high school students in foster care with putting her on the path to higher education.

     View article here:  Program Builds School Supports for Foster Pupils, Education Weekly, December, 2010


Whittier Daily News article covering the Gloria Molina Pilot Education Program
This article was derived from the same source as the Education Week piece.

     View article here:  Whittier Daily News article covering the Gloria Molina Pilot Education Program


Inland Valley Daily Bulletin article covering the Gloria Molina Pilot Education Program
This article was derived from the same source as the Education Week piece.

     View article here:  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin article covering the Gloria Molina Pilot Education Program


Contra Costa Times article covering the Gloria Molina Pilot Education Project
This article was derived from the same source as the Education Week piece.

     View article here:  Contra Costa Times article covering the Gloria Molina Pilot Education Project


Foster Care Learning Curve, Pasadena Weekly, June 2010
A 2006 county study found that nearly one in 50 PUSD students was in foster care, a figure amplified by the fact that hundreds more foster children are enrolled in charter schools or programs at group homes. At PUSD, foster youth are twice as likely to require special education services, six times less likely to enter gifted and talented programs and half as likely to pass standardized tests, reported the Los Angeles County Education Coordinating Council.

     View article here:   Foster Care Learning Curve, Pasadena Weekly, June, 2010


Gloria Molina Fosters Youth for Improved Graduation Rates, College Enrollment, July 2009
Higher GPAs, Lower Drop-Out Rates via Molina's Educational Pilot Project
In addition to Molina's office, pilot project participants include the county's Chief Executive Office, Dept. of Children & Family Services, and Education Coordinating Council as well as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Nash (who presides as supervising judge of the Dependency Court) and Casey Family Programs. Participating staff from these agencies were honored at today's meeting of the county Board of Supervisors, as were Edward Velasquez—who serves as Montebello Unified School District superintendent—and Richard Martinez, the assistant superintendent of the Pomona Unified School District.

     View complete article here:Gloria Molina Fosters Youth for Improved Graduation Rates, College Enrollment, July, 2009


The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, May 2009
The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education has released a new publication, Solving the Data Puzzle: A How To Guide on Collecting and Sharing Information to Improve Educational Outcomes for Children in Out-of-Home Care. This How To Guide provides details on relevant legal and policy considerations, as well as examples from around the country engaging in this important work. The ECC is used as an exemplar in this work.

     View ECC-specific excerpts here:     Excerpts-The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, May, 2009

     Download entire publication in PDF format:   The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, May, 2009


Residential Education: An emerging resource for improving educational outcomes for youth in foster care?

This is an excerpt from a pre-publication version of the authors' 2009 manuscript: Residential Education: An emerging resource for improving educational outcomes for youth in foster care? The ECC is mentioned in this published article about residential academies where we are highlighted for having created a workable model. — B.R. Lee and R.P. Barth

     View excerpt here:   Residential Education: An emerging resource for improving educational outcomes for youth in foster care?


The Signal, Santa Clarita Valley, February 12, 2009
Deputies Prowl the Web for Cyber Bully
Court Order Sent to YouTube in Spalla Hacking Incident
Brian Charles
     View article here:  The Signal, Santa Clarita Valley, February 12, 2009


The Signal, Santa Clarita Valley, December 30, 2008
Michelle Barritt has been assigned liaison to the Acton District consultant charged with
implementing Project 51.
Brian Charles
     View article here:  The Signal, Santa Clarita Valley, December 30, 2008


The Signal, Santa Clarita Valley, December 9, 2008
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to direct the Los Angeles Education Coordinating Council to implement an anti-bullying plan in the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District.
Brian Charles
     View article here:  The Signal, Santa Clarita Valley, December 9, 2008


The Signal, Santa Clarita Valley, December 1, 2008
Officials at two local juvenile probation camps for high school girls continue to wrestle with a request approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to make the camps charter schools.
Melissa Gasca
     View article here:  The Signal, Santa Clarita Valley, December 1, 2008


La Opinion, 26 de junio de 2008
Esperando para hijos de crianza
Por primera vez un evento reúne el apoyo y la orientación para niños y jóvenes en hogares de crianza o en libertad condicional
Eileen Truax
     View original article:   La Opinion, 26 de junio de 2008  Español

     View article in English translation:   6-26-08 La Opinion article translated to English  English


L.A. Daily News, June 25, 2008
Ex-foster kids no longer alone
ECC Resource Fair provides practical support
By Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writer

     View article here:  LA Daily News, June 25. 2008 Ex-foster kids no longer alone


Healthy City Project Newsletter, Fall 2006
An Even Playing Field: Support for Probation and Foster Youth

     View article here:  Healthy City Project Newsletter, Fall 2006


La Opinion, 20 de febrero de 2006
'Esperando más' de los niños
Programa busca impulsar académicamente a 60 mil niños en el condado
Agustín Durán
     View article here:    La Opinion, 20 de febrero de 2006 'Esperando más' de los niños


Daily Journal, August 31, 2005
Data-Sharing Could Ease 'Back-to-School' for Foster Children
FORUM Column by Miriam Aroni Krinsky

     View article here:   Daily Journal, August 31, 2005 Data-Sharing Could Ease 'Back-to-School' for Foster Children


Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2005
Q & A | DEPENDENCY COURT
Improved Process Boosts Care, Reduces Cases
Judge Michael Nash answers questions about Los Angeles' Dependency Court
By Caitlin Liu

     Download PDF file here:  LA Times, June 3, 2005 Q & A | DEPENDENCY COURT


Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2005
Standing Between the Lockup and a Diploma
L.A. County probation officers work inside mainstream schools to help young offenders steer clear of trouble.
By Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer

     Download PDF file here:  LA Times, May 30, 2005 Standing Between the Lockup and a Diploma


Press Release, January 20, 2005
LAUSD Board President José Huizar named Chair of the ECC for Los Angeles County.

     Download PDF file here:  Press Release, January 20, 2005 LAUSD Board President José Huizar named Chair of the ECC for Los Angeles County.