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How schools can get homeless high schoolers to college

from U.S. News & World Report

Eighteen-year-old Nia Hill spent her senior year of high school homeless, but she graduated and will attend Howard University, in the nation's capital, on a full-ride scholarship this fall. More than 1.3 million students lacked a permanent place to live during the 2013-2014 school year, according to a recent report. Hill says some of her teachers at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago offered her emotional support. The school gave her bus cards to get there, but she thinks the school could have done more to help. Federal guidelines aim to help states and school districts assist homeless students and implement recent changes to federal law that affect homeless youth. more


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