Homeless Kids In The Classroom -- And How To Get Them Back
Here's another big, in-depth look at public education from a mainstream paper, proving that they still do these things at least once in a while. This one by reporter Cathy Grimes at the Hampton Roads VA Daily Press is about homeless kids, and profiles several over the course of a chaotic month in their lives: Homework is harder when there's no home. It's not just a feel-bad piece, however. Changing requirements for tracking homeless students are also included in the package, as well as educators' strategies for finding and bringing homeless students back to school. Some of the profiles: High school dean tracks down his 'MIAs', 'Some days, we had no gas, or the car didn't work'.