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Education Funding Schools Want More Time to Spend COVID-19 Aid for Homeless Students
Senators want to give districts more time to spend COVID relief funds for students experiencing homelessness.
Evie Blad, February 22, 2024
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Student Well-Being What the Research Says 5 Ways Schools Can Find Homeless Students That They Might Overlook
As numbers of homeless children surge, new research shows how schools can do a better job of finding them.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 29, 2024
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Student Well-Being Q&A Homeless Students Come Into School With Above-Average Social-Emotional Skills, Study Finds
University of San Diego researchers evaluated the SEL skills of students at a school in the city that serves homeless students.
Lauraine Langreo, September 1, 2023
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Student Well-Being Video Left Homeless After a Hurricane, This Family Found Support From Their District
With the number of homeless students rising, a look at how this Florida district is providing support.
Lauren Santucci, June 1, 2023
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Data 'Hidden Homeless': A Key Measure of Homelessness Excludes Most Students
Federal agencies differ in how they measure homelessness—and many vulnerable students are left out.
Evie Blad, April 3, 2023
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A young boy reaches into the open door of a school bus to grab a plastic bag of food handed to him by an adult.
A Jefferson County School District student receives several bags with free meals in Fayette, Miss.
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Education Funding A Surge in Funding for Homeless Students Is Waning. What Now?
COVID homeless aid helped schools locate more families and connect them to services. Advocates want to make the increase permanent.
Evie Blad, March 21, 2023
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Student Well-Being Schools Are Not Identifying All Their Homeless Students. Why That Is Hurting the Kids
Hundreds of thousands of homeless students are not receiving the services they need, new report says.
Lauraine Langreo, November 29, 2022
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Kimora Gantt, 8, right, does homework while Jason Gantt, 5, gets his head shaved by his father, Bobby Gantt. After struggling with homelessness, the family has found stability in a home they rent through the housing authority in Tacoma, Wash.
Kimora Gantt, 8, right, does homework while Jason Gantt, 5, gets his head shaved by his father, Bobby Gantt, in 2021. After struggling with homelessness, the family found stability in 2021 in a home they rented through the housing authority in Tacoma, Wash.
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Education Funding What the Research Says 1 in 5 Homeless Students Left School Since the Pandemic. Can Funding Help Find Them?
Federal aid has expanded district resources for homeless students, but capacity remains a problem.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 11, 2022
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Education Funding 7 Ways the Federal Government Shortchanges K-12 Schools
Districts haven't gotten the help they need and expect on infrastructure, high-need students, special education, school meals, and more.
Mark Lieberman, July 12, 2022
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Professional Development Letter to the Editor Train Educators to Help Students Experiencing Homelessness and Mental-Health Crises
Many students experiencing homelessness also face mental-health crises. Train teachers to help them, says this letter to the editor.
January 10, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Reported Essay Our Student Homeless Numbers Are Staggering. Schools Can Be a Bridge to a Solution
The pandemic has only made the student homelessness situation more volatile. Schools don’t have to go it alone.
Andrew Ujifusa, September 14, 2021
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In this June 23, 2020 photo, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-NY, speaks during a campaign event in New York.
U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., a former middle school principal, is pressing for more support for community schools in order to meet families' needs.
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Federal Progressives Pressure Biden to Help Schools Address Student Homelessness
Some Democrats in Congress say federal officials must promote cooperation across agencies to help children and families in unstable housing.
Andrew Ujifusa, August 11, 2021
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Federal New Eviction Moratorium Doesn't End Fears About Students and Homelessness Amid COVID
A CDC order for families experiencing housing instability could last until October, but experts worry about what students and schools face.
Andrew Ujifusa, August 6, 2021
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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, center, enters teacher Meghan Horleman's, right, classroom during a visit to the Olney Elementary School Annex in Philadelphia on April 6, 2021.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona enters the classroom of teacher Meghan Horleman during a visit to the Olney Elementary School Annex in Philadelphia on April 6.
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Education Funding Feds OK First State Plans for Remaining Share of $122 Billion in K-12 Virus Aid
As it approved states' relief plans, the Education Department separately opened applications for $600 million in homeless-student aid.
Evie Blad, July 7, 2021
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