Q&A on Serving Homeless Students
Last year, 13,098 public school students were identified as homeless or precariously housed by the Minnesota Department of Education. Half of Minnesota's homeless population are children and youth under 21, according to 2012 Wilder research—largely due to the housing crash and uneven recovery.
When students go to school hungry, without enough sleep and worried about where they will spend the next night, it impacts learning. Superintendents across Minnesota are joining the Homes for All alliance in a united call for legislature to include $100 million in bonding to increase affordable housing.
How has the foreclosure crisis and homelessness impacted learning in your community?
How would you like to see housing advocates, developers, and education leaders team up to invest these housing dollars?
Today between 8 and 9:30 join Anne McInerney, St. Paul Public Schools’ homeless education services supervisor, and Kenza Hadj-Moussa with Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless for a discussion on ensuring all families have access to safe and affordable housing.
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