Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America's Public Schools
Author: Bruce Reed, Erin S. Ingram, John M. Bridgeland, Matthew Atwell
Topic: Housing and homelessness
Publisher: Civic Enterprises
Location: United States
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: December 31, 2016
Students spend a significant portion of their day in school – and as a result, schools can offer these students a safe and consistent place to study and access to caring adults who can help them navigate some of the challenges they face. In an otherwise chaotic time of homelessness, schools can be pillars of stability. The rising numbers of homeless students, with a more than 100 percent increase since 2006-07, together with model programs that are showing good results, and the strengthening of law through ESSA around the responsibilities of schools to provide for their education, all mean the time is right to reach out to our schools, communities, and leaders at all levels to engage their attention on this pressing and growing problem
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