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.
The volume of conversation about education has increased over the last few years, but what's often lost are the very real stories of the young people whose lives are impacted and the people and programs that are beating the odds.
Currently, there are about half a million children residing in foster care within the United States. There are approximately 300,000 young adults, ages 18 to 25, who have spent at least one year in foster care. This is reason for concern.
Behind the gated and opulent communities of Orange County, there's a picture perfect world, lined with multi-million dollar homes, expensive cars, and manicured lawns. But outside these gates exists a community that is rarely noticed.
Want to find out how to raise $1.2 million to build a baseball field for children with special needs? Ask the city of Acworth, Georgia, where community leaders, businesses and state and local government united to raise the money.