Our team is always seeking the latest news in the field of education. As advocates for a quality education for ALL students, we know we have to stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on in the education spheres of our nation…from the White House to the local public school district, from new legislation to the small acts of bravery and kindness made by a single teacher, from the milestones and celebrations to the hazardous injustices affecting many of our nations students.
Here are the best stories we came across last week…because we believe you should stay up-to-date, too!
The Homeless Student Population Is Exploding. Will New Focus on Performance Save Them? via The 74 Million
“Federal law requires schools to hire liaisons to identify and help address student homelessness, but the report found that the city Department of Education was “short-staffed” to handle a population that is rapidly multiplying. The city employs 10 people who oversee 32 community districts and more than 100 shelter-based liaisons charged with making sure children get to school.”
NYC’s Homeless Student Population Reaches a New ‘Disturbing’ High: 105,445, or 1 in 10 via The 74 Million
“The total for the 2015–16 school year, 105,445, is a 22 percent jump from 2014–15, when 86,694 homeless students attended New York City schools, according to state data released Monday by the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS). Under federal law, homeless students include those who live in shelters, doubled up with friends or family, or in hotels.”
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