ERIC Number: EJ971280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Students without Homes
Dill, Vicky S.
Educational Leadership, v68 n3 p43-47 Nov 2010
According to Dill, data suggest that one in 50 U.S. children experiences homelessness in any given year. Most educators are only gradually awakening to the prevalence of homeless students and the signs of homelessness in children. This article describes the signs of a student who is experiencing homelessness, the services and resources schools are required to provide for such students under federal law, and the practical ways teachers and principals can help. This article addresses the topics of student poverty and achievement gaps.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Children, Teachers, Principals, Achievement Gap, Poverty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987