Ruth E. "Dowd charter school provides community for homeless children,"
The Columbus Dispatch, May 21, 2000.|
article discusses the Teresa A. Dowd School for Homeless Children in
Columbus, Ohio. One of the advantages of this school is that homeless
children do not have to keep changing schools when they change shelters.
|Bernstein, Nina. "Study Documents
Homelessness In American Children Each Year," The New York Times, February
children who suffer from asthma are returned to overcrowded apartments or placed in
roach-infested city shelters that only aggravate their illness, a federal class-action
lawsuit has charged.
|Bernstein, Nina, "38% Asthma Rate Found in
Homeless Children," The New York Times, May 5, 1999.||A
study has found that at least 38 percent of homeless children in the city's shelters have
asthma, more than six times the national rate for all children and more than double the
rate found by an earlier study of some of the city's poorest neighborhoods.
|Herbert, Bob. " In America; Children in
Crisis," The New York Times, June 10, 1999. ||About
1.35 million children in the United States -- nearly 2 percent of the nation's total --
are likely to become homeless at some point in the course of a year, a new analysis of
national census and survey data being presented today has found
|National Law Center on
Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) "Homeless Kids Shut Out From Public
Schools," February 2000, Washington, DC- Contact: Sarah McCarthy.
Read the full report, "Separate and Unequal: Barriers to
the Education of Homeless Children. This report documents violations of homeless
children's right of equal access to public schools..
GO TO National
Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
|Researchers estimate on any given night, between 600,000 and
1,000,000 children are homeless in America. Regular school attendance is often one of the
few fixed and reliable aspects of their lives.
This report describes the obstacles homeless children face concerning school attendance.
It is based on a survey of 80 homeless service providers in 33 states. Some of the
barriers they face are transportation, residency requirements, difficulty obtaining birth
certificates and immunization records. Are separate schools for homeless children
needed--and is this acceptable to us?
|Sengupta, Somini. "City Is Sued Over Asthma
Care For Children in Shelter System," The New York Times, March 17,
2000.||The health of homeless children in New York is a growing concern.
|"Study shows effects of poverty
in early school," Seattle Post Intelligencer Staff and News
Services, February 18,
|Students from poverty suffer when they enter school by being
behind in many of the skills others have learned in preschool.
This article discusses some of the reasons why and why children from low-income families
need to get help.