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SchoolHouse Connection is a national organization promoting success for children and youth experiencing homelessness, from birth through higher education. We engage in strategic advocacy and provide technical assistance in partnership with early care and education professionals (including school district homeless liaisons and state homeless education coordinators), young people, service providers, advocates, and local communities.

For answers to common questions on child, youth, and family homelessness, click here.

For why we use the phrase “experiencing homelessness”, click here.

Media Contact

Barbara Duffield
Executive Director

SchoolHouse Connection in the News

Amid rise in student homelessness, federal funding set to expire
The Center for Public Integrity – March 1, 2024

A COVID-19 school program sheltered hundreds who lost homes to San Diego floods. It will expire this fall without new funding.
The San Diego Union Tribune – February 25, 2024

Bill aims to better support Vermont college students coming from homelessness or foster care
Vermont Biz – February 25, 2024

Gas, food, lodging for homeless students in jeopardy as funding deadline looms
Youth Today – February 23, 2024

New Report Shows Impact of Pandemic-Era Funds for Students Experiencing Homelessness, Calls for an Additional Year for Schools to Use Funds
Yahoo Finance – February 22, 2024

‘Our ask is clear’: Murkowski, Manchin and Sinema float spending extension for some school pandemic funds
Politico Pro – February 22, 2024

Schools Want More Time to Spend COVID-19 Aid for Homeless Students
EdWeek – February 21, 2024

Advocates warn of looming end to homeless youth education funding
EdSource – February 21, 2024

Gas, Food, Lodging for Homeless Students in Jeopardy as Funding Deadline Looms
The 74 Million – February 21, 2024

With deadline looming, more than half of Alaska’s relief funds for homeless students are unspent
Alaska Beacon – February 16, 2024

Alaska’s Hidden Crisis: Homeless Students and the Race Against Time
BNN Breaking – February 16, 2024

Figure things out’: How Philly experts, scientists say unhoused children can beat the odds and overcome homelessness
WHYY – January 29, 2024

Fighting student homelessness: What schools, advocates are doing
News Nation – January 5, 2024

2023 News Coverage

Schools may lose access to emergency hotel stays, a critical strategy to help homeless students
Chalkbeat – December 18, 2023

Homeless children in crisis as pandemic funds go away
UPI – December 7, 2023

St. Louis-area school district aggressively audits student housing, citing ‘educational larceny’
St. Louis Public Radio – November 2, 2023

Schools strained as migrant students drive up enrollment
News Nation – October 31, 2023

Officials fixed Kamari Felton’s financial aid after his story published
Washington Post – September 7, 2023

The challenges facing homeless students
Politico – September 5, 2023

An Overlooked Covid-relief Fund for Schools
FutureEd – July 31, 2023

Schools lost track of homeless kids during the pandemic. Many face a steep path to recovery
AP News – July 28, 2023

Unhoused students have rights. Here’s what you deserve from your school district.
Kansas City Beacon – July 13, 2023

SUNY to introduce campus liaisons for homeless students
Inside Higher Education – June 28, 2023

Chronic absenteeism is on the rise among Idaho students
Idaho Education News – June 5, 2023

Amid pockets of rising student homelessness, California districts tap Covid funding to help families
EdSource – June 1, 2023

The hidden homeless: Thousands of schools are failing to identify students experiencing homelessness
Central Times – May 26, 2023

LGBTQ Students Face Barriers to Getting Student Loans Without Parents’ Participation
Teen Vogue – May 16, 2023

Virginia student homelessness numbers near pre-pandemic levels
Virginia Mercury – May 10, 2023

‘Huge Sense of Relief’: How New FAFSA Could Help Homeless Students
Inside Higher Education – May 9, 2023

States Take Up Bills to Confront Youth Homelessness
Route Fifty – May 8, 2023

Evicted, Homeless, And Working Full-Time
Defector – April 28, 2023

How Schools Serve Homeless Students
US News – April 28, 2023

‘Hidden Homeless’: A Key Measure of Homelessness Excludes Most Students
Education Week – April 3, 2023

A Surge in Funding for Homeless Students Is Waning. What Now?
Education Week – March 21, 2023

Growing Support for Foster Youth in College
Inside Higher Ed – March 13, 2023

More districts receiving dedicated homeless student funding, but rural areas still lag
Education Dive – March 10, 2023

The issues that arise when federal agencies define child homelessness differently
NPR – February 14, 2023

NYC funding proposal: Give extra weight to homeless students
Education Dive – February 7, 2023

I was 17, homeless, and alone. Here’s how my school helped me back on my feet.
Chalkbeat – February 6, 2023

Housing aid doesn’t always reach homeless youth. Here’s how educators aim to help
Georgia Public Broadcasting – January 24, 2023

These 4 charts explain federal fiscal 2023 K-12 spending
Education Dive – January 13, 2023

Thinking Outside the Bus
School Transportation News – January 4, 2023

2022 News Coverage

WA has high number of homeless students, gets lowest federal funding
The Seattle Times – December 26, 2022

These 4 charts illustrate the pandemic’s impact on homeless students
Ed Dive – December 15, 2022

Officials: Federal government must do better for homeless students
The Center for Public Integrity – December 14, 2022

Improving School Attendance finds ‘100 solutions’ to get homeless students to class
HeraldNet – December 12, 2022

Undercounting Homeless Students Undercuts Their Access To Help: Report
Patch – December 7, 2022

Dozens of Oregon school districts likely undercounting homeless students
Mail Tribune – December 6, 2022

Senator Coons applauds passage of the National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month resolution
Chris Coon – December 1, 2022

Dozens of Oregon school districts likely undercounting homeless students
Oregon Public Broadcasting – December 1, 2022

Homeless student enrollment fell 14% in first pandemic school year
Ed Dive – November 30, 2022

Schools Are Not Identifying All Their Homeless Students. Why That Is Hurting the Kids
Education Week – November 29, 2022

One WA school district helped homeless students graduate. Can others?
The Seattle Times – November 28, 2022

Are you a homeless student in WA? Here are your rights
The Seattle Times – November 24, 2022

Thousands of U.S. schools, including in WA, fail to count homeless studentsT
The Seattle Times – November 23, 2022

HERO Program Serves Students Experiencing Homelessness, Transitional Housing
Nashville Scene – November 23, 2022

Schools must help homeless students. Here’s what you should know.
Racine County Eye – November 18, 2022

Report Reveals 311,961 Children Under Age Three Are Estimated to Be Experiencing Homelessness Across Twenty U.S. States, Only 7% Are Enrolled In An Early Childhood Program
Poverty Solutions – November 18, 2022

Is this Jackson County district neglecting its mandate to help homeless students stay in school?
KCUR – November 17, 2022

Collins, Manchin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Designate November 2022 as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month
Susan Collins – November 17, 2022

Homeless students undercounted in schools across Florida and the nation
Tampa Bay Times – November 16, 2022

Hidden toll: Thousands of schools fail to count homeless students
The Hechinger Report – November 16, 2022

D.C. Gets Federal Funds To Help Homeless Students. But Many Schools In Need Are Shortchanged
DCist – November 16, 2022

Guaranteed Income Project to start in C-U
The Daily Illini – November 15, 2022

Schools must help homeless students. Here’s what you should know.
New Mexico In Depth – November 15, 2022

Hidden toll: Thousands of schools fail to count homeless students
Chalkbeat – November 15, 2022

Students Experiencing Homelessness Are Supposed to Get Extra Help. Here’s How California Can Do Better
California Health Report – November 15, 2022

How California Can Better Serve Homeless Students
YES! Magazine – November 15, 2022

Hidden toll: Thousands of schools fail to count homeless students
The Center for Public Integrity – November 15, 2022

Kids under 12 contacting runaway safeline ballooned 153% in pandemic
Ed Dive – November 11, 2022

Moving Forward on FAFSA Simplification
Inside Higher Education – November 11, 2022

Michigan children without homes rarely enrolled in early learning programs
Detroit Free Press/USA Today – October 27, 2022

Young and Homeless in Rural America
The New York Times – September 29, 2022

An estimated 65,611 people in Chicago experienced homelessness in 2020, coalition report says
The Chicago Tribune – September 20, 2022

Schools Should Prioritize Mental Health Resources — for Both Students and Staff
Truthout – September 3, 2022

1 in 5 Homeless Students Left School Since the Pandemic. Can Funding Help Find Them?
EdWeek – August 11, 2022

Number of districts receiving homeless student funding balloons six-fold
K-12 Dive – August 10, 2022

Relief Funds Help Districts Find Homeless Students Lost During Pandemic
The 74 – August 2, 2022

Simple fixes by Congress could help 250,000 homeless children with disabilities
The Hill – August 2, 2022

Groups step up to prevent student homelessness during academic breaks
EdSource – July 14, 2022

Guest opinion: New Alabama law helps homeless youth maintain employment and access services – June 30, 2022

Supporting Students Facing Homelessness During COVID-19
Psychology Today – June 8, 2022

California high school seniors experiencing homelessness could get $1,000 a month. Here’s how
The Fresco Bee – May 27, 2022

Department of Education, act now to empower youth experiencing homelessness
Youth Today – May 6, 2022

Law clears driver’s license fees for homeless youth
Alabama Political Reporter – April 22, 2022

A One-Woman Rescue Squad for Homeless Students [Listen to the article here]
The New York Times – April 11, 2022

Bill Will Allow Homeless Youth to Access Shelter, Services Without Guardian
The Roanoke Star – March 31, 2022

Defining homeless: How it determines which homeless families get HUD help
ABC 27 – March 31, 2022

A school created a homeless shelter in the gym and it paid off in the classroom
The Hechinger Report – March 17, 2022

Federal funds to help thousands of Georgia’s homeless students
The Atlanta Journal Constitution – March 15, 2022

House spending bill lowballs key Biden education requests
Industry Dive – March 10, 2022

Differing federal policies keep homeless students from getting help
Industry Dive – March 7, 2022

I experienced homelessness. Lawmakers, help young Floridians like me find independence | Opinion
Miami Herald – March 4, 2022

CCSD counts fewer homeless students during pandemic, but numbers picking up
Las Vegas Review-Journal – February 18, 2022

Homeless youth and children are wildly undercounted, advocates say.
NPR – February 15, 2022

Disabilities sometimes go undiagnosed in homeless students targeted by new federal education funds, experts say
Youth Today – February 2, 2022

GAO: Schools with vulnerable students face ‘heightened challenges’ post-natural disaster
Industry Dive – January 19, 2022

Child homelessness is on the rise. Schools may just be seeing the ‘tip of the iceberg’
The Center of Public Integrity – January 14, 2022

700,000 US Teens Navigate School Without Family Support or Permanent Housing
Truthout – January 3, 2022

2021 News Coverage

Despite bonanza, aid trickles slowly to U.S. homeless students
Reuters – December 17, 2021

Angry advocates call for compassion after Center City Popeyes posts sign barring people who are homeless
The Philadelphia Inquirer – December 14, 2021

Congress set aside $800 million to help homeless students. Months later, many schools are still waiting for aid.
Chalkbeat – December 3, 2021

Post-pandemic, homeless students can be hard to find
WORLD Digital – November 26, 2021

Congressional efforts to tackle homelessness
WSAZ News Channel 3 – November 23, 2021

Senate Passes Collins, Manchin Resolution to Designate November as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month
Senator Susan Collins – November 17, 2021

Oh my God, where are these kids?’: How COVID-19 obscured true picture of homeless suburban students
The Daily Herald – November 7, 2021

420,000 homeless kids went missing from schools’ rolls last year. They may never be found
The Hechinger Report – October 15, 2021

What Happens When an ‘All-of-Government Approach’ to Preventing Evictions Leaves Out Schools. Advocates Fault Biden Plan for Delays in Rental Assistance
The 74 Million – September 29, 2021

Tucson official touts benefits of school gardens to fight kids’ hunger
Cronkite News – September 15, 2021

In-Depth: Public school enrollment plummets during pandemic
ABC10 News San Diego – August 26, 2021

How to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness
FutureEd – August 24, 2021

Runway’ to stability: U.S. urged to boost housing for homeless youth
Thomson Reuters Foundation – August 17, 2021

New Eviction Moratorium Doesn’t End Fears About Students and Homelessness Amid COVID
Education Week – August 6, 2021

Applications Open for Second Round of ARP Funds Benefitting Homeless Students
School Transportation News – July 6, 2021

Formerly Homeless Student Dreams Big With Help From The Lord’s Place
Town-Crier – July 2, 2021

Colleges Struggle to Meet the Needs of Students With Unstable Housing Background
Verywell Mind – June 18, 2021

COVID Shutdowns Hurt Homeless Students. School Reopenings Bring New Challenges.
Truthout – June 7, 2021

A couch is not a home: Where the hidden homeless get housing vouchers
Christian Science Monitor – June 4, 2021

COVID Shutdowns Hurt Homeless Students. School Reopenings Bring New Challenges.
Street Sense Media – June 2, 2021

Connecticut School Districts Rely on Transportation to Serve Students Experiencing Homelessness
School Transportation News – May 17, 2021

What more can be done to help homeless students?
Politico – May 3, 2021

‘No One Knew We Were Homeless’: New Relief Funds Fuel Efforts to Find Students Lost During Virtual School
The 74 Million – April 29, 2021

States are getting millions to help homeless students. Federal officials say schools’ first job is to find them.
Chalkbeat – April 26, 2021

The Pursuit of Education: A Story of Homelessness, Perseverance, and the Impact of Caring Educators
Homeroom, The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education – April 23, 2021

Analysis: Stimulus Funds Alone Won’t Help Underserved Students. States Must Make Sure They Reach Students Who Are Homeless, Living With Disabilities & English Learners
The 74 Million – April 22, 2021

As its more comprehensive report on homelessness lags years behind, critics question HUD’s data
Street Sense Media – April 22, 2021

As Schools Weigh How to Use New Aid for Homeless Students, Finding Them Is Step One
Education Week – April 20, 2021

‘The strongest lifeline’: Districts struggle to find Allegheny County’s homeless students as COVID increased distance and needs
Public Source – April 8, 2021

Children Need Teachers They Can Trust
Wall Street Journal – March 25, 2021

Student Homelessness Has Likely Increased During Pandemic Though Tracking Hasn’t Kept Up
WESA – March 22, 2021

Congress delivers last-minute aid for homeless kids
National Journal – March 15, 2021

Homeless students in L.A. charter schools struggle more than peers at traditional schools, study finds
EdSource – February 24, 2021

Homeless Students Lack Basic Needs, Support During COVID-19 Pandemic
TeenVogue – February 19, 2021

Ensuring Homeless Students Are Seen During a Pandemic
Education Week – February 17, 2021

‘Where Are These Poor Kids Going?’: The Mission To Find Homeless Students During COVID-19
WNIJ/WNIU – February 3, 2021

California schools report fewer homeless students, alarming advocates
EdSource – January 27, 2021

Schools Are a Lifeline for Homeless Students. COVID-19 Is Severing the Connection.
EdSurge – January 11, 2021

Inside the Effort to Find and Help Disengaged Youth
Education Week – January 6, 2021

2020 News Coverage

Coronavirus school closures force low-income, homeless students off grid
Fox News – December 19, 2020

Homeless and doubled up, families living with other households may fall into aid blind spot
NBC News – December 18, 2020

After-school Providers Can Assist Kids Experiencing Homelessness
Youth Today – December 16, 2020

COVID Having Devastating Impact on Children
WBAP News Talk – December 16, 2020

Covid is having a devastating impact on children — and the vaccine won’t fix everything
NBC News – December 15, 2020

Homeless youth left behind during pandemic
Kobi5 – December 7, 2020

The Education Crisis Facing Homeless Students
OnPoint Radio / WBUR – November 30, 2020

More Than 1 in 4 Homeless Students Dropped Off Schools’ Radar During the Pandemic
Education Week – November 25, 2020

Report: 420K fewer homeless students identified at start of school year
Education Dive – November 24, 2020

Across the U.S., fewer students are being identified as homeless. Educators say that’s actually a bad sign.
Chalkbeat – November 23, 2020

A wave of evictions is on the horizon. What impact could they have on kids’ education?
CBS 60 Minutes Overtime – November 22, 2020

Montana Nonprofit Helps School District Graduate High Percentage Of Homeless Students
Youth Today – November 10, 2020

NRPM Partner Spotlight – SchoolHouse Connection
NRPM – November 5, 2020

Housing & Shelter Alone Can’t Break The Cycle Of Youth Homelessness – Education Can
Giving Compass – October 26, 2020

Homeless students face extra obstacles amid COVID-19
The Detroit News – October 21, 2020

Nearly 270,000 K-12 Students in California Were Homeless Last Year, UCLA Study Says
NBC Los Angeles – October 20, 2020

New Orleans’ homeless numbers will rise, advocates warn; public schools plea for funding to help – October 17, 2020

‘Right Now, All Students are Mobile’: New Pandemic Data Confirms a ‘Massive Event’ Disrupting School Enrollment
74 Million – October 14, 2020

What Homeless Students Have to Deal With to Go to School During COVID
VICE – October 14, 2020

Poverty Solutions Receives Grant to Develop Homelessness Data-to-Action Playbook
Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan – October 14, 2020

Barriers to Financial Aid for Homeless Youth Now Compounded by COVID-19, New Report Warns
NASFAA – October 13, 2020

An Impossible Choice For Homeless Parents: A Job, Or Their Child’s Education
NPR – October 7, 2020

Student Homelessness Prevented on Washington College Campuses As New School Year Commences
The Imprint – September 20, 2020

Remote Learning Presents Additional Challenge For Students Experiencing Homelessness
NPR – September 20, 2020

The Children in the Shadows: New York City’s Homeless Students
The New York Times Magazine – September 9, 2020

OPINION: There is no recovery from COVID-19 if we leave millions of children and families behind
Thomson Reuters Foundation News – August 19, 2020

Formerly Homeless Youth Urge Congress to Act During Pandemic
Youth Today – July 23, 2020

Heroes Of The Homeless Crisis: How Barbara Duffield & SchoolHouse Connection Are Helping People To Overcome Homelessness Through Education
Authority Magazine – June 14, 2020

Schools would get $1 billion to help homeless students under bipartisan federal proposal
EdSource – May 26, 2020

‘I’m on edge all day long.’ Schoolwork a mere afterthought for homeless youth
The Hechinger Report, The Seattle Times – May 24, 2020

Homeless Shelter Youth Face the Street During Pandemic
The City – May 17, 2020

She’s racing to help homeless kids — but can’t reach them during pandemic
Detroit Free Press – May 16, 2020

Students Who Are Homeless Need Us Now More Than Ever. And It Starts at the Top.
Education Post – May 12, 2020

Housing instability is expected to rise. Schools are already on the front lines.
Chalkbeat – May 7, 2020

5 Ways to Best Support Homeless Students During COVID-19
YouthToday – May 5, 2020

California’s homeless students at risk of falling through the cracks during pandemic
EdSource – May 4, 2020

‘Schools are survival’: U.S. coronavirus closures put homeless students at risk
Thomson Reuters – April 20, 2020

Coronavirus Eviction Rules Don’t Always Help People in Motels
Stateline – April 15, 2020

The Realities of Life for Homeless Students Must Be Part of Remote Learning Strategies During Coronavirus Shutdowns
The 74 Million – April 14, 2020

The Coronavirus Class Divide: Space and Privacy
The New York Times – April 12, 2020

Where Are They? Students Go Missing in Shift to Remote Classes
Education Week – April 10, 2020

What The Latest Federal Research On Homeless Student Means
School Transportation News – April 1, 2020

Reaching ‘Our Most Invisible Population’ During a Pandemic: How Schools Are Scrambling to Protect Homeless Students as Coronavirus Shatters Safety Nets
The 74 Million – March 24, 2020

Is Youth Homelessness Going Up or Down? It Depends on Whom You Ask
The New York Times – March 17, 2020

Number Of Homeless, Unaccompanied Youth In Mass. Soars, Even As Many Go Uncounted
WGBH – March 2, 2020

‘They have no place to go’: Ventura County sees number of homeless students double
VC Star – February 24, 2020

News coverage around the San Antonio Charter School Convenings:
February 20, 2020

Youth homelessness crisis addressed at Education Service Center event
KSAT – February 20, 2020

San Antonio education leaders, advocates convene to address youth homelessness
San Antonio Express-News – February 20, 2020

School Districts, Charters Convene to Combat Youth Homelessness
The Rivard Report – February 20, 2020

‘They’re Invisible’: Number of Homeless Students Reaches New High
neaToday – February 12, 2020

A place to call home
WORLD Digital – February 12, 2020

Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High
Education Week – February 10, 2020

Small Steps That Add Up – King County takes cue from Australian strategy for preventing homelessness and dropping out
The Seattle Times – February 9, 2020

Student Homelessness is at an All-Time High
WNYC (podcast) – February 6, 2020

The number of homeless students has doubled in just over a decade
Mic – February 5, 2020

Number of homeless US students hits 12-year high, report says
The Denver Channel – February 4, 2020

The Number of Homeless Students Now Matches the Entire Population of New Hampshire
Vice – February 4, 2020

There are more homeless students in the U.S. than people living in Dallas
CBS – February 4, 2020

As the economy soars, so does the number of homeless students in public schools. Why?
The Olympian – February 3, 2020

There are more students experiencing homelessness than ever before
New York Post – February 3, 2020

More students are experiencing homelessness than ever before
The Hill – February 3, 2020

‘They’re invisible’: A record number of students are experiencing homelessness, new federal data say
MarketWatch – February 3, 2020

Number of Homeless Students Rises to New High, Report Says
The New York Times – February 3, 2020

More and more students are experiencing homelessness, according to new federal data
CNN – February 2, 2020

More Students Are Homeless Than Ever Before
US News & World Report – January 30, 2020

Federal data shows student homelessness at all-time high
Education Dive – January 30, 2020

Federal data shows a record number of homeless students
PoliticoPro – January 29, 2020
(This article is for PoliticoPro subscribers only. The PDF version is available.)

As the number of homeless kids in Chicago grows, CPS does more to help
Chicago Sun-Times – January 28, 2020

2019 News Coverage

How to help homeless students around the holidays and beyond – December 22, 2019

San Ysidro School District Kicked Out a Homeless Student Over a Paperwork Problem
The Sacramento Bee – December 10, 2019

Schools fail to identify thousands of homeless children, state audit finds
EdSource – November 27, 2019

3 kids. 2 paychecks. No home.
The California Sunday Magazine – November 24, 2019

Redefining Homelessness Could Help Families on the Edge, Advocates Say
The Pew Charitable Trusts – November 22, 2019

National advocate of family homelessness: ‘We are literally creating chronic homelessness’
Vermont Business Magazine – October 31, 2019

Affordable housing among striking Chicago teachers’ demands
Associated Press – October 21, 2019

Homeless Youth: Risk Factors of the Vulnerable [Podcast]
Our American States | An NCSL Podcast – September 26, 2019

Federal rules were stopping organizations from helping some homeless students — so Washington state found a way around the rules
The Seattle Times – September 23, 2019

Why districts spend millions to keep homeless students in place: ‘Changing schools is the last thing we want’
The Seattle Times – September 1, 2019

For Kids Experiencing Homelessness, Back-To-School Can Mark A Return To Stability
DCist – August 29, 2019

‘A National Challenge’: How We Can Change the Course for Homeless Students
Education Week – August 27, 2019

The growing crisis of homeless kids
APM Reports – August 15, 2019

Should US Public Schools Eliminate Homework?
TruthOut – August 4, 2019

The 6 types of students most confounded by the FAFSA
PoliticoPro – July 22, 2019
(This article is for PoliticoPro subscribers only. The PDF version is available.)

Grad Nation: US won’t meet 90% graduation goal by 2020
Education Dive – June 11, 2019

Homeless Students’ Struggles Come Into Sharper Focus Under ESSA
Education Week – June 11, 2019 

Schools struggle to address rising student homelessness
Marketplace – May 7, 2019 

The Fight Over What It Means To Be Homeless — And How That Could Affect Illinois
NPR Illinois 91.9 – April 27, 2019 

Family-school ties at center of Tacoma homelessness prevention program
Education Dive – April 2, 2019

Homelessness Advocates Tell of New Successes Via State Legislation
YouthToday – March 20, 2019

PD key in supporting homeless K-12 students
District Administration – March 14, 2019

Schools Finding Record Numbers of Homeless Students, Study Says
Education Week – March 12, 2019

We’ve Never Found So Many Homeless Students Before. That’s Bad and Good
Education Week – March 1, 2019

An Illinois Law Aims To Help Homeless Students — Is It Enough?
Illinois News Room – February 28, 2019

1.3 Million Homeless Students: New Federal Data Show a 70 Percent Jump in K-12 Homelessness Over Past Decade, With Big Implications for Academic Performance
The 74 Million – February 19, 2019

2018 News Coverage

Meet Lily, the first homeless Muppet on ‘Sesame Street’
The Washington Post – December 12, 2018

Meet Lily, the first homeless ‘Sesame Street’ character
MarketWatch – December 12, 2018

When Days Aren’t So Sunny: Sesame Street Takes on Homelessness
The New York Times – December 12, 2018

Meet ‘Sesame Street’s’ newest muppet
WTNH – December 12, 2018

Technology Access Gap Leaves Millions of Students Struggling to Keep Up
Truthout – October 17, 2018

Mother fights to keep kids in Henry County schools
AJC – October 2, 2018

Technology Access Gap Leaves Millions of Students Struggling to Keep Up
Truthout – October 17, 2018

Bipartisan bill would help homeless children and youth
The Hill – July 24, 2018

A Family Dispute: Who Counts As Homeless?
City Lab – July 19, 2018

Young and Homeless
Mountain View Voice – July 13, 2018

In an Era When Hurricanes and Wildfires Are Common, Homelessness Is an ‘Ongoing Disaster’ for Students Across the U.S.
The 74 Million – April 9, 2018

A Lesson in Poverty: School Children in Michigan Struggle with Homelessness at High Rates
Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan – April 5, 2018

Opinion: 1.3 million students are homeless. Here’s how we can help them
PBS News Hour – March 6, 2018

SXSW EDU Tackling the Issues of Homelessness Nationwide
KVUE – March 5, 2018

Day one at SXSWedu 2018: Educators share their stories, talk innovative school design
Education Dive – March 5, 2018

A New Focus on College Campuses: Ending Housing Insecurity
U.S. News – February 27, 2018

Early childcare professionals, teachers trained to recognize trauma of childhood homelessness
The Cap Times – February 23, 2018

For Homeless High Schoolers in Rural Kentucky, Escape Route Is Elusive
Rewire News – February 19, 2018

For Homeless Youth, Statistics and Reality Are Miles Apart
TalkPoverty – January 24, 2018

Young, gay and living on the street: LGBT youth face increased odds of homelessness
EdSource – January 1, 2018


2017 News Coverage

In Boston, fight to end homelessness moves from street corner to classroom
The Christian Science Monitor – December 6, 2017

Is It Finally Time to Simplify the Fafsa? Signs Point to Yes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education – November 28, 2017

If We Want To End Homelessness We Must Prioritize Homeless Young People
Giving Compass – November 16, 2017

For county’s homeless students, start of school brings mix of benefits and challenges
Frederick News Post – September 2, 2017

Program for homeless preschoolers finds home in Ventura
USA Today – August 24, 2017

ESSA brings new focus to homeless population
Education Dive – August 21, 2017

For 1.3 Million Homeless Youths, ESSA Is a Beacon of Hope
Edweek – July 31, 2017

30 years after landmark legislation, schools still struggle to serve homeless students
Southern California Public Radio – July 21, 2017

Making Student Homelessness a Visible Issue
Prospect – July 21, 2017

Meeting the Needs of Homeless Youth: Public Schools Are Doing What Government Won’t Do Directly
Truth-out – June 28, 2017

Thousands of college students may be homeless or precariously housed, studies suggest
Washington Post – June 25, 2017

For Homeless Families in the South Bay, Schools Provide Far More Than Education
Voice of San Diego – June 20, 2017

Organizations Intensify Efforts to Help Homeless Students
Diverse Education – June 12, 2017

Trump’s proposed budget cuts worry advocates for homeless students
inewsource – April 3, 2017

Homeless College Students are on the rise, but universities are struggling to keep up
Circa News – March 12, 2017

They’re college students. They’re homeless. Their schools have no clue. – March 6, 2017

2016 News Coverage

While State Focuses on Adult Homelessness, Homeless Youth on the Rise
WNPR Connecticut Public Radio – December 16, 2016

Program targets Ventura’s young homeless
Ventura County StarDecember 15, 2016

Homeless students in Texas at 113,000 last year, likely more now
Fort Worth Star Telegram – December 13, 2016

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