Student Homelessness Webinar - National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
The story of California’s homeless students is largely a hidden one—many are doubled up with family and friends, while others live in shelters. New data, however, show the extent of homelessness of California’s pre-K-12 students enrolled in public schools. Nearly 270,000 public school students in the state were homeless at some point in the 2012-2013 school year. That equates to about 4% of all California’s public school students, double the national average. The data, from the California Homeless Youth Project and available only on kidsdata.org, are sorted by county, school district and legislative district. The data include information by grade level and nighttime residence. Presenter: Patricia Julianelle, JD, Director of State Projects and Legal Affairs, National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Student Homelessness Webinar - National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Child and youth homelessness is a
growing, national crisis
Public schools identified 1,258,182 homeless
students in the 2012–13 school year.
34 states reported an increase over previous year.
An 8% increase nationally over previous year.
An 85% increase since 2007.
Services for children and families are stagnant or
Crisis in rural, suburban, and urban areas.
86% of homeless students live in unstable, shared
housing; only 7% live in shelters.
Child and youth homelessness must
become a state and federal priority
Local Control and Accountability Plans
Access to higher education and child care
State interagency work and funding
Runaway and Homeless Youth Act
Homeless Children and Youth Act