Homeless Children: Addressing the Challenge in Rural Schools
This ERIC Digest article considers the challenge of homelessness in rural areas, the meaning of homelessness for rural children, the educational problems of homelessness, causes of rural homelessness, and remedies and resources for rural educators and human service providers.
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Homelessness in Rural America
This report from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services examines the unique needs and characteristics of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in rural America and provides policy and practice recommendations.
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NCPR News: Close to Homeless
Poverty, Housing Insecurity and Student Transiency in Rural Areas
Rural Children At A Glance
This paper was developed for the National Symposium on Homelessness Research held on March 1-2, 2007, and covers topics such as the prevalence of rural homelessnes, the characteristics of rural homelessness, and effective service models for rural homelessness.
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Rural Mentoring Toolkit
Rural communities have a unique set of strengths and challenges when working with young people. Close-knit neighborhoods, strong family support systems, and a strong community ethic combine with scarcity of resources, lack of opportunities, and vast geographical service areas to form social systems that require a tailored approach to service delivery. This toolkit from MANY, based on input from partners in rural areas, features concrete best practices and techniques to help rural mentoring programs succeed.
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Strengthening Systems for Ending Rural Homelessness: Promising Practices and Considerations
Student Mobility in Rural Communities: What Are the Implications for Student Achievement?
This article from the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory provides readers with a thorough understanding of student mobility, demonstrates the prevalence of mobility and its effect on students and schools, and highlights federal, state, and local initiatives to address student mobility. Also provided are suggestions, strategies, and additional resources that can be used by virtually any district in its efforts to comply with the McKinney-Vento Act.
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