Press Room

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, please visit our resources page here.

Media Contact

Barbara Duffield
Executive Director

Press Releases

SchoolHouse Connection In the News

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 RatesPoverty 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 classroomThe 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 StudentsDiverse Education – June 12, 2017

Trump’s proposed budget cuts worry advocates for homeless studentsinewsource – 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 – 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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