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Struggling to Survive – Striving to Succeed: Food and Housing Insecurities in the Community College.

May 26, 2017
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Wood, J. L., Harris III, F., & Delgado, N. R. (2016). Struggling to survive – striving to succeed: Food and housing insecurities in the community college. San Diego, CA: Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL).

Search Terms: Student homelessness, food insecurities, housing, community colleges

In December of 2016 the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) released findings that approximately 1/3 of California community college students are attending classes while experiencing the threat of homelessness and housing instability and 12% are hungry and concerned about whether and when they will have their next meal. The report is among the first research efforts to show who is adversely exposed to food and housing insecurities in the California higher education system.

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Education: State and District Implementation of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

August 10, 2015
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http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/opepd/ppss/reports.html#homeless   by US Department of Education, Office of Planning , Evaluation and Policy Development, Policy and Program Studies Service, Washington D.C.,(2015)

Search Terms: homeless students, Education for Homeless Children and Youth, EHCY, educational barriers

In the 2010-2011 school year, approximately one million or 2 percent of all students nationwide were identified as homeless. This study examines state and school district implementation of the EHCY support program and found that transportation, school supplies, tutoring and supplemental instruction accounted for the largest expenditure for EHCY funds.

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California Homeless Youth Project, Voices from the Street: California’s Homeless Students: A Growing Population (2014)

August 3, 2015
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California Homeless Youth Project, Voices from the Street: California’s Homeless Students: A Growing Population

http://cahomelessyouth.library.ca.gov/docs/pdf/CaliforniasHomelessStudents_AGrowingPopulation.pdf

Shahera Hyatt, Brynn Walzer, and Patricia Julianelle, California Research Bureau

Search Terms: education, homeless students, California, policy, data collection

Summary: Children experiencing homelessness encounter many obstacles to their education. This brief identifies what we know about the size of California’s homeless youth population in the educational sytem and provides statewide data on the numbers of homeless youth by county and legislative district, obtained from the U.S. Department of Education’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth Data Collection Summary for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. The brief concludes with recommendations for improving educational success for homeless students and suggests ways to increase state and local capacity for data collection.

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