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Student Homelessness in New York City: School Instability Factors

Student Homelessness in New York City: School Instability Factors
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) is part of its Student Homelessness in New York City series. In this report, ICPH looks at disruptions that often coincide with the experience of housing stability, such as mid-year transfers and chronic absenteeism, can threaten the educational stability. Consequently, these school instability factors may negatively affect academic performance and ruin a student’s ability to graduate. This report focuses on mid-year transfers and chronic absenteeism and how to support students experiencing homelessness so they can fully experience the same educational opportunities as their housed peers. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25726
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the ICPH website at: https://www.icphusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/SH_SchoolInstability…

Student Homelessness in New York City: Disparities in Academic Achievement

Student Homelessness in New York City: Disparities in Academic Achievement
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) is part of its Student Homelessness in New York City series. In this report, ICPH looks at the disparities in academic performance between students who have experienced homelessness and their housed peers using data from state-mandated English Language Arts (ELA) and math exams. Homeless students were more likely to score at the lowest performance level on state assessments. ICPH determined that attendance and school instability are two of the strongest factors correlated with student performance. This disparity in academic performance leaves homeless students at a disadvantage to prepare adequately for future coursework and eventually graduate from high school. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25858
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness

Series
Student Homelessness in New York City
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the ICPH website at: https://www.icphusa.org/reports/disparities-in-academic-achievement/

Missed Opportunities: Education Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America

Missed Opportunities: Education Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This is the ninth in a series of Research-to-Impact briefs by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago to understand and address youth homelessness. This brief focuses on the educational disruption often experienced by youth who are dealing with homelessness. It outlines key research findings that show how homelessness and housing instability interfere with young people’s abilities and opportunities to stay in school and pursue their educational goals. The brief includes recommendations for primary and secondary school administrators, administrators at institutions of higher education, and representatives of homelessness systems.

Accession number
25805
Type new
Brief
Organization

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Series
Research-to-Impact Briefs
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Chapin Hall website at: https://voicesofyouthcount.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ChapinHall_Vo…

Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education

Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report about basic needs insecurity among college students presents findings from a survey of more than 33,000 students enrolled at 70 community colleges in 24 states. From these results, the authors report that about half of community college students were housing insecure and approximately 14 percent were homeless. They found that two of every three students who participated in the survey were dealing with food insecurity. The findings indicate that two sub-populations experienced higher basic needs insecurity than other students—those who were formerly in the foster care system and those who had children.  The authors provide their research methodology and data as well as several case studies of student participants. They also offer recommendations for improving policies and practices to help address basic needs security among community college students.

Accession number
25450
Authors
Goldrick-Rab, S., Richardson, J., Hernandez, A.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Wisconsin HOPE Lab

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download at the Wisconsin HOPE Lab website at: http://wihopelab.com/publications/hungry-and-homeless-in-college-report…

Housing Without Stability: The Continuing Challenges Faced by Formerly Homeless Students

Housing Without Stability: The Continuing Challenges Faced by Formerly Homeless Students
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) is part of its Student Homelessness in New York City series. In this brief, ICPH looks at the lingering effects of instability among students who were homeless and have moved to permanent housing. These students continue to experience instability, such as chronic absenteeism and school transfers, at significantly higher rates than students who have never been homeless. This suggests they are dealing with other factors, such as family volatility, food insecurity, or mental or physical health challenges. This brief discusses the need to identify and support formerly homeless students to minimize the negative and long-lasting effects of housing instability. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25792
Type new
Brief
Organization

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

Series
Student Homelessness in New York City
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the ICPH website at: https://www.icphusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FormerlyHomeless.pdf

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in Americas Public Schools

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in Americas Public Schools
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This executive summary provides key findings from a study released by America’s Promise Alliance, a leader of the GradNation campaign, that looked at the high school graduation rates of homeless students. This study coincided with the first Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement for states and local school districts to report this data. The study examined the broader issue of student homelessness by interviewing and surveying current and formerly homeless students and the federally mandated state coordinators and local liaisons assigned to work with them. In addition to providing an overview of existing research on student homelessness, this study sheds light on the challenges homeless students face and the supports they need to succeed. The researchers provide recommendations for how educators, policymakers, and community organizations can help students cope with homelessness, graduate from high school, and get on a path to adult success.

Accession number
25589
Authors
Ingram, E.S., Bridgeland, J.M., Reed, B., Atwell, M.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on Americas Promise website at: http://www.americaspromise.org/report/hidden-plain-sight

Fostering College Success Mentorship Program: A Public-Private Partnership to Build a Better Tomorrow for Youth in Foster Care

Fostering College Success Mentorship Program: A Public-Private Partnership to Build a Better Tomorrow for Youth in Foster Care
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report outlines a public-private partnership between the Casey Family Programs, New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the City University of New York (CUNY), and Goldman Sachs to develop and implement the Fostering College Success Initiative (FCSI) mentoring program. This program is available to CUNY students who are also in the ACS foster care system. The report summarizes the FCSI program’s core elements and discusses sustainability and replicability to other jurisdictions. It also offers lessons learned about the public-private partnership model and the next steps for the program.

Accession number
25799
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Casey Family Programs

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Casey Family Programs website at: https://www.casey.org/mentoryingnyc/

Building Systems of Integrated Student Support: A Policy Brief for Local and State Leaders

Building Systems of Integrated Student Support: A Policy Brief for Local and State Leaders
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the Center for Promise at Boston University in collaboration with the Center for Optimized Student Support at Boston College provides an overview of how integrated student support (ISS) systems help promote academic success and improve life outcomes by removing barriers and coordinating services and resources. The brief provides policymakers and stakeholders at the state and local levels with policy recommendations and guidance about ISS for children, youth, and families. This brief includes examples of ISS systems implemented at state and local levels.

Accession number
25723
Authors
J. Wasser Gish
Type new
Brief
Organization

Americas Promise Alliance

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Americas Promise Alliance website at: https://www.americaspromise.org/resource/building-systems-integrated-st…

Adolescent Well-Being after Experiencing Family Homelessness

Adolescent Well-Being after Experiencing Family Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Accession number
25684
Type new
Brief
Organization

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

Series
Homeless Families Research Brief
Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the OPRE website at: https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/205256/adolescents.pdf