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Homeless Education

By Sarah D. Sparks — August 05, 2014 1 min read
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To improve homeless students’ achievement, schools must balance academic and behavioral support, according to a new research and policy report by the National Center for Homeless Education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.

The report outlines how social-education programs—such as Positive Behavior Management and Support and Responsive Classroom—can be used to integrate interventions for at-risk students.

For example, the study notes that homeless students can benefit from being taught to monitor their own attention using a worksheet and regularly occurring musical tones. After each prompt, the student records whether he or she is on or off task.

A version of this article appeared in the August 06, 2014 edition of Education Week as Homeless Education

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