– “Washington’s homeless students face steep academic struggles”
“The growing problem of students living with housing instability – no matter how and where they find a place to sleep – suffer academically, according to a new report from Schoolhouse Washington. The report’s findings could have a broad impact as the number of doubled-up and unsheltered students statewide has nearly tripled since 2007, forcing schools to stretch the limited resources for homeless students and prompting calls for Olympia to boost support.
“‘Homeless is homeless is homeless,’ said Liza Burell, program director of Building Changes, a nonprofit that works to reduce youth and family homelessness. Burell oversees Schoolhouse Washington, the group’s initiative to support the educational success of homeless students in Washington,” by Neal Morton, Seattle Times.