Skip to main content
National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Dropout Prevention

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

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

America’s Promise Alliance, a leader of the GradNation campaign, released this research report about the high school graduation rates of homeless students. The study coincided with the first Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement for states and local school districts to report this data. It provides an overview of existing research on homeless students, reveals challenges homeless students face and the supports they say they need to succeed, reports on challenges involved in helping homeless students, and recommends policy and practice changes at the school, community, state, and national levels. The research team 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. The researchers recommend action steps and policies for educators, policymakers, and community organizations to help students cope with homelessness, graduate from high school, and get on a path to adult success. The appendices include research methodology and endnotes, a glossary of frequently used terms, and additional information about ESSA.

Accession number
25590
Authors
Ingram, E.S., Bridgeland, J.M., Reed, B., Atwell, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates

Year published new
2016
Availability

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