Homelessness in Public Schools

998 WordsJun 22, 20184 Pages
In the United States nationwide public schools are faced with dilemmas. The choices schools make has to be effective, serve the students, and have the best outcome. Well known problems such as bullying, special educational needs, budget cuts, new standards, and job cuts. Some of the problems are well known to the public while other problems are left in the background. According to the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) reported that the U.S. Department of Education collected data stating “during the 2008-2009 school year that 954,914 homeless children and youth were enrolled in public schools.” This problem affects the child socially, mentally, and most importantly academically. The…show more content…
The school serves letting the child know they are a part of something and the child feels comfort and trust. Have banners up motivating the child they can be what ever they dream to. (e.) “Provide additional supports”- Additional programs are presented to the homeless st- udent such as a nutritional program to make sure the child gets a proper meal. Interactive clubs such as sports, academics, and organizations. All these help the child stay in school as they look forward to showing off their talents, in their specialized area; this helps the child’s “social and academic development.” (f.) “Collaborate with other organizations”- In conclusion after this research I am well aware of how one issue that the child is no way in control of can affect them in the classroom and as well later in life. That Elementary Education is the foundation of a student’s future and can make or break a student. We as educators need to make sure that everything we do is for the children. Programs are created to make sure every child has an education no matter what circumstances or the background children come from. In America
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