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Schoolhouse Washington improves housing stability and advances educational success for students experiencing homelessness.



One in every 30 students in Washington state is homeless. A disproportionate number are young people of color.   


Communities are impacting student homelessness through innovative practices and effective policies. We’ve only just begun.

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Find out about the latest trends, results and advocacy across our state. Get informed and help make change.

Promising Practices Spotlight: Spokane County makes student homelessness a top community priority
How do you rally a community to support students experiencing homelessness? Spokane County shows a way. A desire to address a community problem evolved into a deliberate action plan, with a broad coalition of local leaders invested in its success.
Schoolhouse Washington comments on state’s ESSA plan
We recently submitted comments on the state's draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. ESSA is a federal law that is designed to support states in providing education that is equitable, meets high academic standards, and helps students who need extra help, like students experiencing homelessness.
Q & A with Tukwila Superintendent Nancy Coogan
Schoolhouse Washington recently awarded an 18-month grant to the Tukwila School District, where 11.5 percent of all students in 2015-16 were identified as homeless, compared to 3.65 percent statewide. We asked Tukwila Superintendent Nancy Coogan about the district’s ongoing work to address student homelessness and how Schoolhouse Washington will enhance those efforts.