Archive for August, 2012

Identifying students

The first days of school tend to be the time when many students are identified as homeless and, thus, eligible for services and opportunities afforded by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Beyond this first week, however–when schools are in purposeful, systematic “identification mode,” we need to develop structures for ongoing identification of those who are […]

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Complexities of cross-sector action

Our summer seminar on “Homelessness, Families, and Schools” hosted an engaging conversation with Barabra Poppe, the Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), with one of the central issues of discussion being the need for — and complexities of — cross-sector action in addressing homelessness.

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