Funded by the Federal Children’s Justice Act through Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare, the Educational Neglect project focused on three goals:
- Conducting a national policy review,
- Assessing the presence and extent of educational neglect in Idaho, and
- Presenting policy options for Idaho policymakers.
Educational neglect occurs when students do not receive an education. At the time, Idaho had no policy addressing neglect and no mechanism for monitoring educational neglect among our children.