A new report from the American Council on Education finds record high minority enrollment in college — yet these numbers have not kept pace with population growth. Minorities in Higher Education 2008 Twenty-third Status Report finds that “the tradition of young adults in the United States attaining higher levels of education than previous generations appears to have stalled, and for far too many people of color, the percentage of young adults with some type of postsecondary degree compared with older adults has actually fallen.”

On October 7, President Bush signed into law the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-351). It de-links adoption assistance from the old AFDC program, enables federal payments for kinship care guardians, and will allow states to extend foster care services to young people up to age 21. The Child Welfare League of America has the details.