The House Education & Labor Committee recently heard testimony from several experts confirming that homeless students’ academic and social challenges during the pandemic only escalated by isolation resulting from school closures. Those testifying before the committee affirmed that access to funds earmarked for homeless students in the American Rescue Plan be obtained as quickly as possible to support a robust identification program of homeless students in schools.
A ranking member of the panel mentioned that school “is so much more than a place to learn,” primarily in the case of homeless or foster children. In-person education provides the crucial stability missing from their daily experiences.
Consider: How are you helping parents in your program get support for their children in local schools?