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Updated October 18, 2019
More talks over the weekend: Live updates from Day 2 of Chicago’s teacher strike
With signs of progress on Day One, but no deal, teachers are returning to picket lines again on Day Two of Chicago’s teachers union strike.
August 9, 2019
Charie Gibson was homeless 17 times. Now she helps more than 1,000 homeless students in Indianapolis.
The sole administrator responsible for serving the more than 1,000 homeless students in Indianapolis Public Schools, Charie Gibson knows what families need.
Obstacles to a degree
June 21, 2019
Could hunger be one reason Chicago students drop out of college?
Such hardships around food and housing may help explain why so many graduates of Chicago Public Schools still struggle with getting through college.
March 6, 2019
One Sheridan school increased teacher retention and decreased students ‘falling through the cracks’ by adding mental health professionals
As state and national policy makers look at ways to increase mental health supports in schools, staff at Fort Logan Northgate say the benefits are worth the investment.
February 27, 2019
Homelessness crisis exacts an especially high price on New York City’s youngest students, report finds
The scourge of student homelessness in New York City, already at record levels, is increasingly falling on the smallest shoulders.
November 1, 2018
New York City will spend $12 million on new supports for homeless students
New York City is revamping the way it supports homeless students, with 100 new coordinators inside schools with a high percentage of children who lack…
Poverty in America
January 19, 2018
A Memphis woman’s tragic death prompts reflection: Could vacant schools help fight homelessness?
Across America, some cities have converted empty school buildings into affordable housing or homeless shelters.
January 10, 2018
There are more students from low-income families in many Denver area districts
Look up your Colorado school district's enrollment demographics for the 2017-18 school year.
October 11, 2017
Three things to know about the record number of homeless students in New York City schools
One in ten New York City students experienced homelessness last school year.
April 26, 2017
Mayor’s budget includes funding for homeless students, 3-K for All, and air-conditioned classrooms
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2018 executive budget was hailed as a win by advocates who pushed the city to restore $10.3 million in funding for homeless students omitted from his draft budget.
By the numbers
August 18, 2016
Nine graphs that show how hard it is to be a homeless student in New York City
There are more homeless students in New York City than in Boston and Seattle’s school systems combined.
July 12, 2016
My students deal with poverty, deportation and military moves. Here’s how I make each newcomer feel welcome.
The Denver teacher whose "I Wish My Teacher Knew" lesson went viral: We can’t control when students transition into or out of our schools. But we can be ready.
a growing challenge
April 26, 2016
As homeless population swells, New York City will add more health clinics at schools
The mayor’s new initiative will use $19.5 million to build health clinics at up to 13 campuses that house large elementary schools where many students live in shelters.
cry for help
February 5, 2016
Four sobering facts about the city’s 86,000 homeless students
New York City’s worsening homelessness crisis is taking a punishing toll on tens of thousands of students.
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