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When It Comes to Homeless Students, Should the Sky Be the Limit?

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education on the increase in the number of homeless students in the United States is sad, but not surprising.

What Happened To Safety Net For Struggling Women, Children?

www.alternet.org | Posted 03.14.2013 | Impact

Leaving her husband became the only option for "Stacy" after he became violent with the children. She returned to her hometown, Las Cruces, NM, with ...

Homelessness: 25 Years Later, It's Time to Recognize the Human Right to Housing

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Homelessness cannot be solved just by funding a few good programs. Rather, law and policy must ensure that everyone has a safe affordable place to live. It's time to recognize the human right to housing here at home.

Saki Knafo

Shocking Number Of U.S. Students Have No Home

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Rise In Homeless Students Stifles Florida Town

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

CLERMONT, Fla. -- Zach Montgomery's dad plugs in the electric skillet and opens the cardboard box containing tonight's dinner. The liquid from the ca...

PHOTOS: Colorado's Growing Homeless Student Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.10.2011 | Denver

This year there will be over 18,400 Colorado students completing their homework without a home. Over the past six years the state's K-12 classroom...

Homelessness Policy: Time for Another Paradigm Shift

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

The McKinney-Vento Act was the first major federal legislation addressing homelessness. And while it remains critically important, it's time for a new approach.