Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools

Nationwide survey of homeless students and school liaisons highlights challenges and opportunities, just as ESSA requires districts and states – for the first time – to report high school graduation rates for homeless students

More than 1.3 million public school students were identified as homeless in 2012- 2013, a number that has been rising since 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Education. To learn more about their lives and how best to help them, researchers interviewed and surveyed hundreds of current and formerly homeless students and the federally-mandated state coordinators and school liaisons assigned to work with them.

The result – a new report, Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools, written by Civic Enterprises with Hart Research Associates and released June 10, 2016, by the GradNation campaign  – provides insight into how educators, policymakers and community organizations can help more students cope with homelessness, graduate from high school and get on a path to adult success.

View the full report at: http://www.americaspromise.org/press-release/hidden-epidemic-student-homelessness-threatens-futures-more-1-million-young-people