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Homeless Illiteracy. Is it a problem?. Families are now the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Children who are homeless are one of the growing segments of the general homeless population. .

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homeless illiteracy
Homeless Illiteracy

Is it a problem?

On any given night in America—the richest country in the World—1.2 million children are homeless
What Does This Mean?

What will happen to these kids?

homeless children are more likely to face hurdles in their education than their housed classmates
Homeless children are more likely to face hurdles in their education than their housed classmates.

The McKinney-Vento Act requires school districts to stabilize children in their original schools so they can continue their education without disruption

but has it worked
But has It worked?

Can the cycle be broken?


Realize that there is a problem

  • Be involved with our students-enough to reach out if there is a need
  • Work with local agencies and meet the needs of these students
  • Mostly…




National Center for education Statistics. Available at nces.ed.gov

National Urban League

US Department of Education www.ed.gov

Urban Institute www.urban.org