Giving Compass’ Take:
• Amelia Harper reports that New York City is hiring community coordinators to help schools cope with their growing homeless student populations.
• Is this enough? How can districts better support students and families?
• Learn more about the homelessness problem impacting schools.
New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Chancellor Richard Carranza announced that the district plans to hire 100 new community coordinators to work in schools with a high number of homeless students to help address the absenteeism and lagging academic performance common in this population, Chalkbeat reports.
The district has more than 114,000 students who are homeless this year, a record high number. The city’s most recent budget sets aside roughly $16 million for after-school programs and will provide for another 70 social worker positions for homeless shelters and schools.
Though the responsibilities of the new coordinators have not been clearly defined, the city plans to use money provided through the Every Student Succeeds Act to pay them. They will work with the social workers to help address the problems that homeless students face.
Read the full article about homeless students by Amelia Harper at Education Dive.
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