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    Homeless Children Education Several factors severely compromise the ability of homeless children to succeed in school, as I discovered in interviews with 277 homeless families in New York City in 1988. Barriers to the success of these children include health problems, hunger, transportation obstacles, and difficulty obtaining school clothes and supplies—all of which are linked to low attendance rates (Rafferty and Rollins 1989). Other factors are associated with the nature of the emergency shelter

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    Homeless children are different because of the abuse they have to endure from their families and strangers, but some do not experience abuse, instead their parents do not acknowledge their existence, however many of these children’s future is ruined as a result of being homeless as a child. In her article "Street Life Is No Life for Children" the author, Jewel, mentions that "[m]ost homeless kids are on the streets because they believe that they are safer alone than in the home they knew - if that

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    mobility, many of New York City's homeless children there is also some difficulty actually getting to school. Harris 2016, suggest that one of the biggest problems is the location of where homeless families are placed. Homeless children are protected under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act which gives them the right to continue at their original school even if they move outside of their neighborhood. Although the City makes an effort to place homeless children nearby their original neighborhood

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    night. “During the 2009-2010 school year, 939,903 homeless children and youth were enrolled in public schools, a 38% increase from the 2006-2007 school year” (“Effects of Poverty…” 2). These numbers include grade K-12, so additional younger children may not be accounted for. “In 2010 more than 1.6 million children (1 in 45 children) in America were homeless and that approximately 650,000 are below age 6” (“Effects of Poverty…” 2). Homeless children, whether that be bouncing from home to home or living

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    many variables that lead to a person being homeless. Although, homelessness of all ages is extremely important and there should be steps to solve and help this issue, the first step is helping homeless children. By helping homeless children we would reduce the amount of homeless adults in the future. Homelessness has many definitions and in terms of children it's even harder to define. Many countries have different and varying definitions for the term homeless. The Convention on the Rights of the Child

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    Starke as we are getting at least two to three new students who are considered homeless and put under the McKinney-Vento Act. “The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students” ( With my mother being the McKinny-Vinto liaison in Bradford county

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    Homeless Children in America      To be homeless is to not have a home or a permanent place of residence. Nationwide, there is estimated to be 3.5 million people that are homeless, and roughly 1.35 million of them are children. It is shown that homeless rates, which are the number of sheltered beds in a city divided by the cities population, have tripled since the 1980’s (National Coalition for Homeless, 2014). Worldwide, it is estimated that 100 million children live and work on the streets.

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    worked directly with motel children and mothers as volunteer for a non-for-profit. A new social issue for me, but real nonetheless. Watching young children run and play throughout the motel amongst the general- public seemed very unsafe. A homeless child combats different issues than a child who lives in poverty. Behavioral issues and educational delays are the same asd a child who is raised in poverty, but the homeless child will experience it on a higher scale. A homeless child has no stable foundation

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    Imagine feeling hopeless, lost, and alone. Feeling like all doors have closed, and knowing surviving day by day is your daily task. Surprisingly, “[a] staggering 2.5 million children are now homeless each year,”countless innocent children and their families are impacted by a destitute life style (“National Center”). Fortunately, efforts are being made to address homelessness constructively. Statewide organizations such as Covenant House and local organizations like The Maslow Project are hoping

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    Homeless Children According to recent reports child homelessness, an estimated 2.5 million children are homeless in the United States. Sadly, nearly half of these children are under the age of five. In fact, one in every thirty children is considered homeless and the numbers continue to increase annually (Bassuk, E., DeCandia, C., Beach, C., & Berman, F., 2014) Though many factors contribute to this social epidemic, the high poverty rate, lack of affordable housing and single parent households are

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