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District's Program for Homeless Students Sees Referral Rise

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King says a needs assessment is conducted on the students referred to the program. After they are enrolled, the program addresses their needs related to school attendance, including school supplies, hygiene products, meals and transportation to school.

Formerly Homeless Student Beats Odds, Ready for College

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In this June 22, 2017 photo, Conner Crowder, who has weathered a lifetime of family challenges to graduate from North Thurston High School, poses at Sylvester Park in Olympia, Wash. Crowder was one of 156 unaccompanied youth in the nearly 14,500-student school district last year. They're considered homeless by federal guidelines, and are eligible for extra support. He graduated with a 3.4 grade point average, and nearly $20,000 in college scholarships and awards in hand.

George Washington Students Grow Food for Homeless Neighbors

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"The greens are huge; the kale and the Swiss chard are big items; and (our guests) love the cherry tomatoes that they give us. They're like popping little pieces of candy in the mouth," said Cheryl Bell, executive chef at Miriam's Kitchen.

The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs


There's no way to avoid it. As the cost of college grows, research shows that so does the number of hungry and homeless students at colleges and universities across the country. Still, many say the problem is invisible to the public. "It's invisible even to me and I'm looking," says Wick Sloan. He came to Bunker Hill Community College in Boston more than a decade ago to teach English full time.

Homeless Students Hit Hard by Shuttered Schools

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Distance learning is now required for students across Minnesota for the rest of the school year. Gov. Tim Walz announced last week that schools will stay closed to slow the spread of COVID-19. This week marks one month since educators began distance learning. School leaders and state officials acknowledge that the burden is falling heavily on students who were already on the margins.