Last year California was home to more than 270,000 homeless children, a number that’s been growing steadily due to the housing crisis. Those children live in almost every district in the state and have unique educational needs. EdSource takes a close look at the challenges these children face, and what schools and communities are doing to help.
Legislators say the need is urgent as researchers estimate the number of homeless students in California has increased during the pandemic.
Whenever and however schools open for in-person instruction — during and after the pandemic — we cannot go back to business as usual.
New research shows graduation rates among homeless students at charter schools are more than a third lower than those at traditional public schools.
‘Invisible’ homeless students may be missing out on services they need. Many may not be counted during the pandemic, advocates say.
A study of 50,000 students from 18 districts reaffirm that those who have traditionally struggled fell farther behind academically.
'Tidal wave of factors,' including skyrocketing housing costs, has led to an increase of nearly 50%.
Two San Francisco Bay Area districts are expanding outreach to their most vulnerable students including those who are homeless, foster youth.
Special education, homeless and foster students are priority groups that can return in separate cohorts with up to 14 children and two adults.
Forthcoming guidance permitting limited openings will apply to districts in counties on the coronavirus watch list, where schools are shut down.
Five ways schools can prioritize the academic success and well-being of students.
As food needs for California's community college students have increased, their campus food pantries face stagnant budgets.
Cerritos College opens state’s first exclusive housing for homeless community college students.
So far, almost no money in federal coronavirus aid bills has been set aside for students with unstable housing.
Just as they are being asked to do more, districts will have less.
College staff who work with students and understand their needs are key.