Children need stability to thrive, but for the more than tens of thousands of children across the U.S. in elementary, middle, and high schools who face homelessness, stability often is elusive. Under federal education law all children and youths who “lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” are homeless. This project builds on Poverty Solutions’ expertise in conducting research-to-action projects to end student homelessness.
With support from SchoolHouse Connection, national non-profit organization working to overcome homelessness through education, and in partnership with Building Changes in Washington State and the Education Trust in New York, the Detroit Homelessness and Education Databook Project, and Indiana State Board of Education, Poverty Solutions is contributing to a national Education Leads Home Data-to-Action Playbook designed to distill basic “how to” information for use by other state organizations who wish to replicate the state analyses, and use them to promote data-driven best practices.
For more information contact senior research associate Jennifer Erb-Downward.