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Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness: District Approaches to Supports and Funding

A study of five school districts working to serve students experiencing homelessness featuring findings and policy recommendations for improving how school systems serve these students.

A report that sheds light on the challenges faced by students experiencing homelessness in K-12 public schools in the United States. With an estimated undercount of approximately 1.3 million homeless students, the study highlights the detrimental effects of housing instability on physical, social, and emotional well-being, as well as educational engagement and achievement. By examining the efforts of five exemplary school districts, including Browning, Cincinnati, Polk County, Santa Fe, and Spokane, the report explores the strategies, funding, staffing, and challenges involved in supporting homeless students and meeting their unique needs.