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K-12 Education: Many Challenges Arise in Educating Students Who Change Schools Frequently
Date CapturedMonday December 20 2010, 9:20 PM
GAO-11-40 November 18, 2010 - The recent economic downturn, with foreclosures and homelessness, may be increasing student mobility.
Agency helps homeless kids get ready for school
Date CapturedTuesday July 31 2007, 9:03 AM
NY Daily News reports, "For the last five years, the Newkirk Area Neighborhood Association, or NANA, has raised money and bought school necessities for children living in Brooklyn's 14 shelters. Once association members get the supplies ready, shelter staff members pick them up and distribute them to the youngsters."
School district aims to improve summer for homeless kids
Date CapturedMonday June 11 2007, 6:55 AM
Kingston Freeman reports, "The Kingston school district is preparing its annual summer recreation services for homeless children in hopes of offering a stable activity amid the chaos of changing beds and homes.
Charter school for at-risk youth announces layoffs
Date CapturedSaturday April 28 2007, 5:39 PM
Austin American-Stateman reports, "Schell [director of development for the school] said several factors, including having a high percentage of economically disadvantaged and homeless students, make it difficult to accurately predict attendance."
Illinois uses test loophole
Date CapturedWednesday March 28 2007, 8:51 AM
Chicago Tribune reports, "Under the reform, schools are judged only on the scores of students enrolled for a 'full academic year.' Each state is allowed to determine what constitutes a full year. Until last year, Illinois schools were responsible only for students enrolled by Oct. 1 of that school year. Now, students must be enrolled by May 1 of the previous school year for their score to count under the federal law. The relaxation of the rules helped 53 schools, including 28 in Chicago, escape the federal failing schools list. Schools that land on the roster face a series of escalating sanctions, including allowing students to transfer to better campuses and offering free tutoring to those who remain. The enrollment exemption is designed to avoid penalizing schools that have many students transferring in after the school year has begun -- often, children from homeless, migrant and low-income families."
Board proposals include closing Arizona homeless schools; In a move that would follow a national trend, one option for Pappas is to convert its schools into resource centers for its kid
Date CapturedFriday February 23 2007, 9:19 AM
Arizona Republic reports, "One of the options mirrors a national movement to convert the few remaining homeless schools to resource centers and keep children in their old neighborhood schools, no matter where they are living, said Barbara Duffield, policy director for the Minneapolis-based National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. She works in Washington, D.C. Studies indicate that students fare best if they stay put, giving them some stability at a time when their lives are in chaos. Many families don't know that children have the right to stay in their schools, even if they lose their housing or live in a shelter. Schools must provide transportation and support."
Draft audit questions grant spending by Valhalla schools
Date CapturedMonday December 25 2006, 6:06 AM
The Journal News reports, "A $6.5 million grant program between the town and the Valhalla schools - funded by the WestHELP homeless complex - violates state law because towns can't give gifts to districts for activities that serve students in only part of the town, a draft report from the state Comptroller's Office says. In addition, the report questions a $50,000 payment to Kensico School Principal Sal Miele, who was to devote the majority of his time to administering the grant under the program agreement."
Youth shelter planned
Date CapturedSunday December 24 2006, 12:34 PM
Baltimore Sun reports, "Currently, Restoration Gardens is targeted for those between the ages of 18 and 24 who have no place to live. Some could be 18-year-olds who have outgrown the foster care system and must leave their families or group homes, while others might have parents who are in prison or who have abandoned them. They might be moving from one family member to another or be couch-surfing, a term used to describe people who stay with one friend one night and move on the next. Leitch said the group hopes to take some 16- and 17-year-olds, but a number of policy issues have to be worked out. Under state law, educators, social workers and others who work with teenagers are required to report any minor without a home to the Department of Social Services."
Tests cast doubts on Pappas schools: Schools for homeless at center of education debate
Date CapturedSaturday December 09 2006, 9:09 AM
The Arizona Republic reports, "[Maricopa County, Arizona]County Superintendent of Schools Sandra Dowling built her reputation and a small political empire on the idea that putting homeless students together in one school would help their academic and social development.'
Bucking Tide of School Reform, a Leader Gets Results
Date CapturedMonday December 04 2006, 3:32 AM
NY Times reports, "'These are the children that are traumatized, that are hungry, that are fatigued, that are stressed,' she [Kathleen M. Cashin] told the audience. 'We decided the goal was not to try to take the fewest numbers, but to have T-shirts for them, and book bags and intervention services, to welcome them, be nurturing to them, because these are the children who have been most hurt.'”
School Children Return to New Orleans, Alone
Date CapturedTuesday November 07 2006, 11:41 AM
NPR reports, "Hundreds of children have returned to New Orleans to finish high school, without their parents. It's a chance to graduate with the classmates they've known for years. But school officials say the lack of parental supervision is causing discipline problems."
Helping homeless kids get back to school
Date CapturedThursday August 03 2006, 8:10 AM
NY Daily News reports, "The Newkirk Area Neighborhood Association will prepare bookbags for distribution on Aug. 19. Send funds to help fill them to: NANA c/o Flatbush Development Corp., 1616 Newkirk Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226."
Tennessee immigrant influx tests shot policy: Law lets those kids start class without proof
Date CapturedWednesday August 02 2006, 11:59 AM reports, "State law requires that students receive all required vaccinations 'prior' to enrolling in public schools, but districts can't keep certain groups of students, including homeless kids — some of them new immigrants who have temporary housing — from registering and going to class even if they have missing or incomplete health records. And, while about 97 percent of all children statewide are immunized, the population of children who are less likely to have all their shots keeps going up."
Busing homeless students costs states
Date CapturedMonday July 31 2006, 11:19 AM
The News Journal reports, "Offering such stability is important for homeless children, who are experiencing instability in so many other areas of their lives. About 28 percent of homeless children attend three or more schools in one year, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness."
Schools prep for displaced students; Law gives pupils right to stay in home districts
Date CapturedWednesday July 19 2006, 9:10 AM
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports, "But while the law is clear-cut, the situations faced by students, their families and the districts that serve them aren't. Many school districts that have been hard-hit by flooding are still trying to determine how many students were affected by the flood and what their legal obligations to them are."
Learning to read, write and cope; Preschool for homeless provides a place kids, parents can count on
Date CapturedThursday July 06 2006, 9:40 AM
Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports, "Children might attend for a few days or a few years -- the teachers never know -- so from the moment they step through the front door, the staff has a laserlike focus."
Homeless Arizona high school students get a helping hand
Date CapturedWednesday June 28 2006, 8:44 AM
School on Wheels reaches homeless kids
Date CapturedSaturday May 06 2006, 11:00 PM

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