ESSA strengthens services for homeless students
from District Administration Magazine
Districts and states that have done the best job graduating homeless students have now seen some of their practices enshrined in federal law as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. "The things some districts are doing well are now instituted as expectations for all districts," says Barbara Duffield, director of policy and programs for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. "These changes are very significant." The number of homeless students increased in the 2016-2017 school year to about 1.3 million — doubling since 2006-2007.
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