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From Foster Care to College: Extra Help for Extra Hurdles

When foster care kids grow too old for the system, they're pretty much on their own. They're often unprepared for the basics of life such as finding a job, paying rent or buying insurance. Succeeding in college is a much higher bar. Many states have special programs to support foster care kids who want to go to college. Tuesday, we kick off a Southern Education Desk series "From Foster Care to College: Extra Help for Extra Hurdles." Reporter Christine Jessel in Knoxville, Tennessee, introduces us to a young woman who received a state scholarship to attend college last fall.

Check out more coverage of education issues from the Southern Education Desk.

~June 18, 2013