Infographics on student homelessness to share

Apr 26, 2017

The following infographics help illustrate what we know about student homelessness in Washington state and its impact. We invite you to use and share these infographics to help spread the news about students experiencing homelessness in Washington, and ways to help them succeed!

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Infographics produced by Schoolhouse Washington in partnership with Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness. Digital Designer: Mandy Rusch (SU ’17)

Calculation based on 39,671 homeless students out of a total student population of 1,075,203 in 2015-2016. Dyer, Melinda, and Jordyn Green. “Homeless Student Data: 2015-16.” Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Table 3, p. 5. Retrieved from: http://www.k12.wa.us/LegisGov/2017documents/2017-01-HomelessEducation.pdf

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Dyer, Melinda, and Jordyn Green. “Homeless Student Data: 2015-16.” Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Table 3, p. 5. Retrieved from:http://www.k12.wa.us/LegisGov/2017documents/2017-01-HomelessEducation.pdf

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Dyer, Melinda, and Jordyn Green. “Homeless Student Data: 2015-16.” Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Table 4, p. 6. Retrieved from: http://www.k12.wa.us/LegisGov/2017documents/2017-01-HomelessEducation.pdf

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Harvard University Center on the Developing Child. “Toxic Stress.” Retrieved from: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/toxic-stress/

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Duffield, B., Heybach, Laurene M, Julianelle, Patricia F, Horton-Newell, Amy, Trupin, Casey, & American Bar Association. Commission on Homelessness Poverty. (2009). Educating children without housing : A primer on legal requirements and implementation strategies for educators, advocates and policymakers : Pursuant to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (3rd ed.). pp. 22-23.

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Calculation based on 10,729 homeless students living in motels/hotels, in shelters, or unsheltered out of 39,671 total homeless students in 2015-2016. Dyer, Melinda, and Jordyn Green. “Homeless Student Data: 2015-16.” Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Table 2, p. 5. Retrieved from: http://www.k12.wa.us/LegisGov/2017documents/2017-01-HomelessEducation.pdf

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Dyer, Melinda, and Jordyn Green. “Homeless Student Data: 2015-16.” Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Table 11, p. 9. Retrieved from: http://www.k12.wa.us/LegisGov/2017documents/2017-01-HomelessEducation.pdf

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