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

One in every 27 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.

Stay apprised of the latest trends, results and advocacy efforts across our state. Be informed and exert your influence.

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Guest post by Roxana Parise, Homeless Liaison for Bellingham Public Schools: "I was 11 years old the first time I witnessed an immigration raid. My family was living in central California and we were working in the fields picking blackberries. For a long time, I had nightmares that I was going to be taken away from my family, never to see them again...Today, as a homeless liaison, I work with many families who have at least one undocumented member in their family."
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.