➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
NY: The Homeless Student Population Is Exploding. Will New Focus on Performance Save Them?
The Seventy Four – October 16, 2016
Darius has spent nearly his entire high school career living in a homeless shelter, just one young man among more than a million homeless students in the U.S., a population that’s been largely invisible in American education policy talks. But in acknowledgment of a deep vulnerability – from chronic absenteeism to staggering high school dropout rates – lawmakers are now placing a fresh emphasis on tracking and improving the outcomes of displaced students through the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.