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The Invisible Million: Homeless Students in the US

Wherever you live, work, teach, or play, there are homeless students. With 1.3 million homeless students in rural, suburban, and urban schools, understanding the rights, resources, and nuances of this population has never been more important. Combining research findings, policy considerations, and best practices from the field will let you leave this session ready to more effectively identify and support homeless students. The panel includes experts including a formerly homeless student.

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Learning Objectives

  1. • Knowledge of academic and health outcomes for homeless students, and where they differ from low-income students.
  2. • Understanding of current federal and state policy landscape for homeless children and youth, along with opportunities and challenges.
  3. • Successful examples of how educators, administrators, parents, and youth can effectively support homeless students to achieve academically.



Elizabeth Cohen, Chief of Staff, Institute for Children, Poverty, & Homelessness

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