Homeless Students Tag

Fostering Educational Success

In this article, Molly Sarubbi explores how to build awareness and construct policy supports to help foster students succeed in education. “The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) outlines provisions that encourage more collaborative policy development and implementation that mitigate barriers for highly mobile individuals, such...

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Delaware districts awarded funds to support homeless students

Delaware has chosen which districts are to receive additional federal funds under ESSA to support homeless students, Delaware Public Media reports. “The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is part of the Obama-era Every Student Succeeds Act” and “allows districts to apply for these competitive grants every...

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Tracking Progress of Homeless Students

Alyson Klein reports for Education Week that according to a recent analysis by Education Leads Home, homeless students “are less likely to graduate from high school than other low-income children, and the general population.” ELH “analyzed graduation rate data for the 2016-17 school year in...

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NYC to Serve Record Number of Homeless Students

New York City’s Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced the department “will hire 100 new community coordinators to help schools better serve” homeless students, according to Chalkbeat New York. “The city plans to use money available under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act to pay for...

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Arkansas to Focus on Homeless Students

Ginny Monk reports for Arkansas Online that state education officials who work with homeless children say Arkansas’ ESSA plan—which “will rank schools on a variety of factors, including absenteeism”—will “help identify needs and keep more students in school,” including children without stable housing, who “are...

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Personnel Committed to Helping Homeless Students Achieve

The 74 Million reported on lawmakers’ efforts to “track and improve outcomes of displaced students” under ESSA. Under the new act, schools will need to “hire personnel who are adequately prepared to help homeless students achieve.” Additionally, districts will be required to assign federal dollars...

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Education World’s Top 4 Takeaways on ESSA Guidlines

Education World reviewed recent ESSA guidelines released by the Dept. of Education and complied their four top takeaways. They concluded that the guidelines clarify the definition of homeless youth; address foster youth; pressure states to align standards for English learners to state content standards; and...

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Can ESSA Help Improve Homeless Student’s Learning Experiences?

In a recent interview with City Lab, Barbara Duffield, the director of policy and programs for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, discussed her belief that ESSA can help improve homeless student’s learning experiences. ESSA creates new provisions so that...

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