11 Oct 2011

changing trends and policies necessitates changing school roles

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The data from the recently released NCHE report (showing an 18% increase in homeless students since the 07-08 school year), together with the release of the Interagency Council’s “Opening Doors” report indicated that schools’ engagement of homelessness must adapt in the years ahead. Not only are there more students, but they are more spread out (in and beyond urban cores) and less institutionally-attached (they’re doubled-up and in rapid rehousing settings). Schools can play critical roles as identifiers of these students and connectors to social services and upward mobility.

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