Monday, November 18, 2019 4:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM ET

In this webinar, hosted by Alliance for Excellent Education provides an expert panel will share their knowledge on how educators can recognize and support students who are experiencing homelessness.

Description

November 18, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ET)

For the 2016-2017 school year, there were as many homeless students—1.3 million—as there were people living in Dallas, Texas, America’s ninth-largest city. Even worse, that large number probably undercounts students experiencing homelessness as students often hide their homelessness from educators due to the stigma surrounding it.

Without support to overcome poor health, hunger, a lack of supplies and clothing, and other challenges, homeless students often struggle in school, evidenced by their 64 percent high school graduation rate—a rate that is the lowest among the subgroups of students for which data is reported and 14 percentage points below the rate for students from low-income families.

Moderator(s)

Jason Amos, Vice President of Communications, Alliance for Excellent Education (Moderator)

Presenter(s)

Tiffany Anderson, Ed. D., Superintendent of Schools, Topeka Public Schools (KS)
Deb Delisle, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection
Kara Freise, 2016 SchoolHouse Connection Scholar and Student, Columbia University Teachers College