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Analysis: ‘Surprising dearth’ of homeless student recognition in reopening plans

Education Dive |

Not many schools, districts and states address challenges facing homeless students in their reopening plans, according to an analysis of 106 districts by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington.

Only 11 plans specifically mentioned support for students experiencing housing insecurity. They include:

  • SEL, academic and professional development support centering on homeless students.
  • Free child care, extended day services and meals.
  • Coordinated tutor services at hotels and shelters.
  • Relationships with community-based homeless programs and outreach to families who can use them.
  • Prioritizing homeless students for in-person instruction.
  • Creating in-person “learning hubs” for homeless students to complete schoolwork.