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Homeless Students

The Simple Solution Helping Homeless Kids Graduate High School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

Presten Pinnell could have been another kid who didn't graduate high school or go to college. During his teen years, he often had to fend for himself ...

Number Of Homeless Public School Students Hits Record High. Here's Who's Helping

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

The number of homeless students enrolled in public schools hit a record high last year. But simply changing the way agencies define homeless youth cou...

School District Program Helps Parents Of Homeless Children With Rent And Support Services

edweek | Evie Blad | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. His four stepchildren didn't put it into words, but Bobby Gan...

Number Of Homeless Kids In NYC Spikes 63 Percent In 5 Years: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact

New York City neighborhoods known for their middle-class appeal may be tumbling down the socioeconomic ladder, and children are suffering the conseque...

Report: More Than 100,000 High School, College Athletes Are Homeless

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact

Though college recruiters repeatedly tried contacting Bobby Limon, the burly lineman had no idea any universities were interested in him. The homeless...

Number Of Homeless Students In America Is Rising Rapidly

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact

The number of homeless students in the United States reached a record high during the 2012-13 school year, according to the latest data from the U.S. ...

Homeless Student Earns Full Ride To Georgetown

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Black Voices

The homeless shelter that was formerly D.C.'s General Hospital has been making headlines for the story of a staff janitor who kidnapped 8-year-old Rel...

Brothers Kicked Out Of School After Becoming Homeless

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Two students who were kicked out of school after becoming homeless will temporarily be allowed back in their Pennsylvania district until a judge makes...

How a New Backpack Changed the Life of a Homeless Teen

School on Wheels of Massachusetts | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
School on Wheels of Massachusetts

Cheryl Opper --Founder and Executive Director, School on Wheels of Massachusetts It was August 2006 and I was delivering backpacks and school suppl...

Homeless College Students Seek Shelter During Holiday Breaks | Posted 12.10.2013 | Impact

They may have dorm rooms to sleep in during the school year, but many college students are technically homeless -- with no place to call home when cla...

Where Is Childhood Homelessness Getting Worse? | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact

The number of homeless students in the United States reached a record high last year, according to new data from the Education Department showing that...

Truths About Education That Parents Need to Know

Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant

Education is overwhelmed with an allegiance to mandated curriculums and standardized testing. Students are tired and weary. Teachers must not think and create on their own -- they must follow the mandated path.

Let's Pass AB5

Tom Ammiano | Posted 03.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Tom Ammiano

Public opinion, demonstrations, legislators, courts and presidents have forced the addition of groups to the protected list one-by-one. It won't be easy to expand the list to include the homeless. While most people have compassion for the homeless, compassion only goes so far.

Helping the Have-Nots

Ida Johnson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Impact
Ida Johnson

I try to help those children and their families so their poverty doesn't destroy them. I know I must do everything in my power to make sure that doesn't happen.

We Must Help Our Nation's Homeless Children Get an Education

Catherine Meek | Posted 02.25.2013 | Impact
Catherine Meek

Frankie has trouble focusing on his homework and paying attention in school; he has fights in the schoolyard; he has serious mood swings; he has no friends. He lives with his mother and two sisters in one room in a homeless shelter. Frankie is one of our students.

Homeless in College

Lori Ungemah | Posted 02.10.2013 | Education
Lori Ungemah

I have had homeless students before. In fact, when the recession began to rear its ugly head the number of students in our high school who lived in shelters grew and grew and grew.

Saki Knafo

Shocking Number Of U.S. Students Have No Home | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

Back in November of 2005, Diane Nilan had what she now concedes may have struck some people as a “crazy notion.” She’d been working as advocate ...

Homeless Man Files $100 Million Lawsuit For Free Education

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money

A homeless man is suing two Florida universities for not honoring a state statute that he believes entitles him to a free post-secondary education, re...

Pittsburgh: A Model for Addressing Child Homelessness

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The challenges facing children in Pittsburgh are problems we see in our research throughout the United States. In 2010, there were 31,386 homeless children in Pennsylvania. To put this number in context, that is more than the entire University of Pittsburgh student body.

Student Heading To Harvard After Being Homeless, Abandoned By Parents

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education

When facing homelessness, bullying, and being abandoned by family, many people might be tempted to give up hope. But for 18-year-old Dawn Loggins, who...

WATCH: 3 Homeless Stories You'll Never Forget

Posted 02.21.2012 | Los Angeles

"There's so many different types of situations that can cause homelessness. You really can't stereotype it. You really can't." These are the words of ...

Number Of Homeless Students Surges, Putting Strain On Schools

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

At 15, Jarvis Nelson should be in high school and even thinking about college. Yet Jarvis is in seventh grade, and doesn't know where he'll go to h...

Poor, Homeless Students Living Out Of Cars As Childhood Poverty Climbs

Posted 01.29.2012 | Education

More than 16 million children now live in poverty in the United States, the highest number since 1962. In all, 19.8 percent of school children were l...

What Is Necessary

Ed Shurna | Posted 01.22.2012 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

The Occupy Movement rightly attacks the disparity between the top 1 percent and the other 99 percent. The rich are getting richer. The middle class treads water. And the poor, working or not, are drowning.

For Homeless Students, Transitional Shelters Must Be Used as a Tool, Not a Roadblock

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 01.09.2012 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The Department of Education and Department of Homeless Services must work together to address the needs of homeless students, and better track the data surrounding attendance and graduation rates among this population.