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Resource Guide - Homelessness and Poverty Among Students

Tulane University’s School of Social Work just released a resource guide for parents and teachers on homelessness and poverty among students. It sounds so unbelievable, yet reports have shown that more than a third of students struggle to avoid hunger and lack stable housing.

How are students and kids expected to grow and do well in school without adequate food and housing? This guide includes links to resources and support for students and children facing hunger, poverty, or lacking stable housing.

This resource highlights a number of other alarming statistics as well as valuable resources including:

  • Effective methods to alleviate student poverty and homelessness
  • Top mental and physical health issues homeless students face, with resources to get help
  • Essential tips for parents and teachers to help kids find resources

For more information, we encourage you to visit our Resources page.

National Forum to Advance Rural Education

For most rural school districts in this country, collaboration is not a choice; it is a necessity. Collaboration helps to elevate the voice of rural districts, uplift and empower isolated educators, administrators, and students, and leverage limited resources to tackle big issues. 

In the spirit of collaboration, Battelle for Kids and the National Rural Education Association (NREA) will host the 2018 National Forum to Advance Rural Education. For more information on sponsorship, forum dates, and networking benefits please feel free to read the National Forum to Advance Rural Education Flyer.

2018 NREA Annual Convention

Mark your calendars for the 2018 NREA National Forum to Advance Rural Education! The conference will be Thursday, October 11, 2018, through Friday, October 13, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center in Denver, Colorado. Please visit our Convention and Research page for updates.