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SchoolHouse Connection is a national organization promoting success for children and youth experiencing homelessness, from birth through higher education. We engage in strategic advocacy and provide technical assistance in partnership with early care and education professionals (including school district homeless liaisons and state homeless education coordinators), young people, service providers, advocates, and local communities.

For answers to common questions on child, youth, and family homelessness, click here.

Media Contact

Barbara Duffield
Executive Director

SchoolHouse Connection In the News

How to help homeless students around the holidays and beyond – December 22, 2019

San Ysidro School District Kicked Out a Homeless Student Over a Paperwork Problem
The Sacramento Bee – December 10, 2019

Schools fail to identify thousands of homeless children, state audit finds
EdSource – November 27, 2019

3 kids. 2 paychecks. No home.
The California Sunday Magazine – November 24, 2019

Redefining Homelessness Could Help Families on the Edge, Advocates Say
The Pew Charitable Trusts – November 22, 2019

National advocate of family homelessness: ‘We are literally creating chronic homelessness’
Vermont Business Magazine – October 31, 2019

Affordable housing among striking Chicago teachers’ demands
Associated Press – October 21, 2019

Homeless Youth: Risk Factors of the Vulnerable [Podcast]
Our American States | An NCSL Podcast – September 26, 2019

Federal rules were stopping organizations from helping some homeless students — so Washington state found a way around the rules
The Seattle Times – September 23, 2019

Why districts spend millions to keep homeless students in place: ‘Changing schools is the last thing we want’
The Seattle Times – September 1, 2019

For Kids Experiencing Homelessness, Back-To-School Can Mark A Return To Stability
DCist – August 29, 2019

‘A National Challenge’: How We Can Change the Course for Homeless Students
Education Week – August 27, 2019

The growing crisis of homeless kids
APM Reports – August 15, 2019

Should US Public Schools Eliminate Homework?
TruthOut – August 4, 2019

The 6 types fo students most confounded by the FAFSA
PoliticoPro – July 22, 2019
(This article is for PoliticoPro subscribers only. The PDF version is available.)

Grad Nation: US won’t meet 90% graduation goal by 2020
Education Dive – June 11, 2019

Homeless Students’ Struggles Come Into Sharper Focus Under ESSA
Education Week – June 11, 2019 

Schools struggle to address rising student homelessness
Marketplace – May 7, 2019 

The Fight Over What It Means To Be Homeless — And How That Could Affect Illinois
NPR Illinois 91.9 – April 27, 2019 

Family-school ties at center of Tacoma homelessness prevention program
Education Dive – April 2, 2019

Homelessness Advocates Tell of New Successes Via State Legislation
YouthToday – March 20, 2019

PD key in supporting homeless K-12 students
District Administration – March 14, 2019

Schools Finding Record Numbers of Homeless Students, Study Says
Education Week – March 12, 2019

We’ve Never Found So Many Homeless Students Before. That’s Bad and Good
Education Week – March 1, 2019

An Illinois Law Aims To Help Homeless Students — Is It Enough?
Illinois News Room – February 28, 2019

1.3 Million Homeless Students: New Federal Data Show a 70 Percent Jump in K-12 Homelessness Over Past Decade, With Big Implications for Academic Performance
The 74 Million – February 19, 2019

Meet Lily, the first homeless Muppet on ‘Sesame Street’
The Washington Post – December 12, 2018

Meet Lily, the first homeless ‘Sesame Street’ character
MarketWatch – December 12, 2018

When Days Aren’t So Sunny: Sesame Street Takes on Homelessness
The New York Times – December 12, 2018

Meet ‘Sesame Street’s’ newest muppet
WTNH – December 12, 2018

Technology Access Gap Leaves Millions of Students Struggling to Keep Up
Truthout – October 17, 2018

Mother fights to keep kids in Henry County schools
AJC – October 2, 2018

Technology Access Gap Leaves Millions of Students Struggling to Keep Up
Truthout – October 17, 2018

Bipartisan bill would help homeless children and youth
The Hill – July 24, 2018

A Family Dispute: Who Counts As Homeless?
City Lab – July 19, 2018

Young and Homeless
Mountain View Voice – July 13, 2018

In an Era When Hurricanes and Wildfires Are Common, Homelessness Is an ‘Ongoing Disaster’ for Students Across the U.S.
The 74 Million – April 9, 2018

A Lesson in Poverty: School Children in Michigan Struggle with Homelessness at High Rates
Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan – April 5, 2018

Opinion: 1.3 million students are homeless. Here’s how we can help them
PBS News Hour – March 6, 2018

SXSW EDU Tackling the Issues of Homelessness Nationwide
KVUE – March 5, 2018

Day one at SXSWedu 2018: Educators share their stories, talk innovative school design
Education Dive – March 5, 2018

A New Focus on College Campuses: Ending Housing Insecurity
U.S. News – February 27, 2018

Early childcare professionals, teachers trained to recognize trauma of childhood homelessness
The Cap Times – February 23, 2018

For Homeless High Schoolers in Rural Kentucky, Escape Route Is Elusive
Rewire News – February 19, 2018

For Homeless Youth, Statistics and Reality Are Miles Apart
TalkPoverty – January 24, 2018

Young, gay and living on the street: LGBT youth face increased odds of homelessness
EdSource – January 1, 2018

In Boston, fight to end homelessness moves from street corner to classroom
The Christian Science Monitor – December 6, 2017

Is It Finally Time to Simplify the Fafsa? Signs Point to Yes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education – November 28, 2017

If We Want To End Homelessness We Must Prioritize Homeless Young People
Giving Compass – November 16, 2017

For county’s homeless students, start of school brings mix of benefits and challenges
Frederick News Post – September 2, 2017

Program for homeless preschoolers finds home in Ventura
USA Today – August 24, 2017

ESSA brings new focus to homeless population
Education Dive – August 21, 2017

For 1.3 Million Homeless Youths, ESSA Is a Beacon of Hope
Edweek – July 31, 2017

30 years after landmark legislation, schools still struggle to serve homeless students
Southern California Public Radio – July 21, 2017

Making Student Homelessness a Visible Issue
Prospect – July 21, 2017

Meeting the Needs of Homeless Youth: Public Schools Are Doing What Government Won’t Do Directly
Truth-out – June 28, 2017

Thousands of college students may be homeless or precariously housed, studies suggest
Washington Post – June 25, 2017

For Homeless Families in the South Bay, Schools Provide Far More Than Education
Voice of San Diego – June 20, 2017

Organizations Intensify Efforts to Help Homeless Students
Diverse Education – June 12, 2017

Trump’s proposed budget cuts worry advocates for homeless students
inewsource – April 3, 2017

Homeless College Students are on the rise, but universities are struggling to keep up
Circa News – March 12, 2017

They’re college students. They’re homeless. Their schools have no clue. – March 6, 2017

While State Focuses on Adult Homelessness, Homeless Youth on the Rise
WNPR Connecticut Public Radio – December 16, 2016

Program targets Ventura’s young homeless
Ventura County StarDecember 15, 2016

Homeless students in Texas at 113,000 last year, likely more now
Fort Worth Star Telegram – December 13, 2016

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