Multiple sources can be reviewed to locate policy reports and scholarly research on the subject of student educational outcomes and housing. Here are a few examples.
Race, Equity, and Education by
Call Number: Online access through Springerlink collection
Publication Date: 2015-11-14
This powerful and timely analysis takes stock of race and education sixty years after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision. This volume examines education as one of the most visible markers for racial disparities in the US as well as one of its most visible frontiers for racial justice. Featuring original research, educators' insights, and perspectives from communities of color, it documents the complex impact of social/educational policy on social progress. Chapters on charter schools, curriculum content, performance measurement, and disproportionalities in special education referrals shed light on entrenched inequities that must be confronted. The book also makes it clear that leveling the playing field calls for not only better schools, but also addressing pervasive social problems such as poverty and housing segregation. Included in the coverage: School Policy is Housing Policy: Deconcentrating Disadvantage to Address the Achievement Gap.
The following shows the residential trend of homeless children in Minnesota. Locate extensive state-by-state details on homeless students from the National Center for Homeless Education.
Heading Home Minnesota and the Homework Starts with Home pages at Minnesota Department of Education / Minnesota Department of Housing offer extensive insight on recent efforts in Minnesota.
Now, use the following databases to locate additional issue and policy materials on the topics related to student success/achievement.
Policy File Index
PolicyMap (visualize data on your topic of interest)
Statistical Insight (find statistical data and policy documents at every level)
National Conference of State Legislature - Education Legislation Bill Tracking - learn what other states are doing.
Proquest Congressional (for CRS reports on national policies)
Academic research can provide excellent insight into questions of programmatic intent and outcomes. Here are a few articles:
The U.S. Homeless Student Population: Homeless Youth Education, Review of Research Classifications and Typologies, and the U.S. Federal Legislative Response
The drastic surge in the number of homeless families in the United States (U.S.) has resulted in an increase in the number of homeless students attending U.S. public schools. Meanwhile, the U.S. public school system is struggling to meet the educational needs of their homeless students. Objective: This study examined the historical trajectory of U.S. federal initiatives that aim to respond to the needs of homeless youth; homeless youth research, classifications and typologies; homeless youth social conditions; and the factors that foster or impede their education.
Child & Youth Care Forum, 2015, Vol.44(5), pp.687-709
The McKinney–Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program: Implications for Special Educators
During the 2008–2009 academic school year, nearly a million (956,914) students were reported by school districts as being homeless, a 41% increase over just a 2-year period year. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of national legislative efforts to address the education of children who are homeless, with a particular emphasis on students with disabilities.
Intervention in School and Clinic, November 2013, Vol.49(2), pp.92-98
Note, the author of this work is faculty at the University of Minnesota and has done extensive research on the topic.
Locate additional articles like those above using the following library databases:
Web of Science (multi-disciplinary)