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Homeless Students are an Invisible but At-Risk Population on College Campuses

Homelessness in schools often goes unrecognized. Homeless students without a stable place to go at night are more likely to do poorly in class and [...]

Homelessness in schools often goes unrecognized. Homeless students without a stable place to go at night are more likely to do poorly in class and drop out of school altogether. In the last decade, the number of homeless students in the US have doubled. It is difficult to identify homeless students, as homelessness is often invisible to teachers and administrators. Moreover, only five states have voluntarily started to collect data on homeless students – the fact that this data exists is a step in the right direction. Identifying them is important so that they may be connected to the right support systems and succeed in school.

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Source: National Center For Homeless Education
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Publication Date: 17/06/2016
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Emma Brown
Publication Date: 31/01/2017
Source: The Seattle Times
Author: Paige Cornwell
Publication Date: 16/06/2016
Source: The Atlantic
Author: Adrienne Green
Publication Date: 6/16/16
Source: Atlantic Monthly
Author: Adrienne Green