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Homeless Brooklyn Grad Starts Charity To Send Students To College

New York Daily News | Posted 09.29.2011 | Impact

Homeless high school grad Orayne Williams has returned to the city after his first year away at college - and he's on a mission to help other street k...

The In-Between

Catherine Meek | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Catherine Meek

Melissa was abandoned by her family at 12 years old, addicted to meth before entering 6th grade, and deemed "defiant" by every adult who has ever worked with her. When I first met Melissa, she was sitting at the kitchen table glaring at me.

'When You Don't Really Have Anything, You Just Don't Care'

| Posted 09.21.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Joshua Emerson Smith This fall, Makayla Vigil will be a sophomore at Pleasant Valley H...

From UCLA To Homelessness

Joel John Roberts | Posted 08.21.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Our homeless agency just received an electronic plea for housing from an about-to-be-homeless student at one of California's prestigious higher education institutions.

Vegas School With 85 Percent Homeless Rate Gives Kids Clothes, Food

Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

When Sherrie Gahn became the principal of Whitney Elementary in Las Vegas, she was shocked to see students eating ketchup packets. When she realized i...

Inspired By '60 Minutes,' Americans Offer Help To Needy Children

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A recent episode of "60 Minutes" explored the struggles of children in Seminole County Schools, where families are increasingly facing hunger and home...

Homework Without Homes: Fla. Schools Adapt To Needs Of Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As more Americans fall from the middle class into poverty, the rate of homeless families is on the rise, going up nearly 9 percent in 2010. For the ch...

Recession's Smallest Victims: Students Confide In Teachers When Times Get Tough

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WORTHINGTON, Ohio -- Diane and Eric Kehler tried not to talk about it in front of the children, but as Jen Hegerty, the guidance counselor at Wilson H...

SCHOOL ON WHEELS: Tutors Reach Out To Homeless Kids

Take Part | Jenny Inglee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"I think most of her childhood has been spent in homeless shelters," Jackie Romo said of Ashley, the 11-year-old she tutors. Ashley is one of the 1.6 ...

The Affluent, Failing, Public School: Does It Really Exist?

Martha Infante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

If bad teachers are everywhere, then failing schools must be everywhere too. Thus I began my search for affluent, failing schools with the information available on the world wide web.

Homeless College Students On The Rise, Advocates Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

If he's not in class, Christopher Sparks can usually be found in a computer from the library at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. That's be...

One Homeless Student Off The Street, One Million To Go

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Over one million of America's students are homeless. Two thousand of them are in Fairfax County, Wash. The Washington Post reported on various part...

Homeless In Seattle: Students Without Shelter Up 31 Percent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In the past year, the number of homeless students enrolled in Seattle's public schools has increased by 31 percent. Although the McKinney-Vento Act re...

High School Football Coach In Trouble For Taking In Homeless Player

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Florida High School Athletic Association is investigating St. Cloud High football coach Bill Buldini for taking in a player whose family hardships...

Hungry, Homeless And In College: NPR Reports

npr.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For many college students and their families, rising tuition costs and a tough economy are presenting new challenges as college bills come in. This...

Oklahoma Family On The Brink Of Homelessness Dumpster Diving To Get By

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tapanga Wenrich is one of the over 2,000 students struggling with homelessness in the Tulsa, Okla. public school system. Tulsa World reports just a...

Take Action To Help A Homeless Child Get Ready For Back To School

National Coalition For The Homeless | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Here's one practical tip: If you have school-aged child, chances are, in the next couple of weeks, you'll be buying a ton of "Back to School" supplies...

One Thing You Can Do Today To Help A Homeless Child

Mary Brosnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mary Brosnahan

It's a national reaction to become immobilized when confronted with a huge problem. Time and again, I'm asked, "Yes, I'd love to help the homeless. But it seems so massive -- what can I do?"

Victor Cardenas, Homeless Student Taken In By Teacher, Becomes Valedictorian

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For Victor Cardenas, a homeless teen sleeping on a park bench by night, getting through high school was a challenge. Luckily, a circle of close friend...

Homeowner Spraypaints "Help!" "Foreclosure!" Onto House

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of our Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. A distre...

Number Of Homeless Students In Florida County Doubles

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. The number of homeless st...

School On Wheels Helps Calif. Homeless Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Retired California teacher Agnes Stevens is hoping to bolster our society's most vulnerable population -- homeless children -- with the nonprofit, Sch...

Schools And Students React To Surge Of Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. Clarence Banks grew up ho...

The Story That Made Me Tear Up My Prepared Speech at a Big Education Conference

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Shouldn't we also be living in a country that can come together right now and bail out schoolchildren who, unlike Wall Street, are too small to be allowed to fail before they have been allowed to succeed?

A Surge in Homeless Children Tests School Aid Programs

New York Times | ERIK ECKHOLM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The rise, to more than one million students without stable housing by last spring, has tested budget-battered school districts as they try to carry ou...