homeless students

Ohio report cards show improvements in English and math; 26% of students chronically absent

BY: - September 21, 2023

Ohio students’ proficiency in English Language Arts and math went up, but are lower than pre-pandemic levels, according to the new state report cards that the Ohio Department of Education released last week.  For ELA, 60.9% students scored proficient for the 2022-23 school year — up from 59.5% in 2021-22. But 64.6% of students were […]

Youth homelessness remains a problem in Ohio

BY: - January 17, 2022

Statistics don’t tell the whole story as the pandemic throws into sharp relief issues the state’s been having for years, including homelessness and its impact on Ohio students. While the state has plenty of numbers on school enrollment, proficiency of the students and even the sharp 25% increase in home-schooling that has happened during the […]

Homeless students slipping through the cracks during the pandemic, congressional panel told

BY: - May 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — Witnesses before a U.S. House panel on Wednesday advised lawmakers on how federal relief aid can help bridge educational gaps among children who are homeless and in foster care during the pandemic. “While housing is critical, housing alone does not close the educational gap faced by students who have experienced homelessness,” Jennifer Erb-Downward, a […]