Thousands of foster children in Massachusetts are struggling to succeed in the classroom, according to a study that lays much of the blame on financial constraints and bureaucratic inefficiencies.

Among the recommendations in the report released on Tuesday by state Auditor Suzanne Bump is that state government assume the full cost of educating foster children and work to improve communication with local school officials about the needs of these children, many of whom bounce between school districts and are more prone to absenteeism and discipline.

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