homeless students http://www.kplu.org en Pilot Program In Pierce County Helping Families Escape Homelessness http://www.kplu.org/post/pilot-program-pierce-county-helping-families-escape-homelessness <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Across the country, more than one million kids may not know where they’re going to sleep tonight. It could be in a car, on a friend’s couch, in a homeless shelter, or even on the street.</span></p><p>In Washington state alone, there are <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/number-homeless-students-wash-state-rises-again-tops-30000">more than 30,000 homeless children</a>. And for these kids, getting their homework done is the least of their problems. Now a unique program out of Tacoma is trying to help those kids do better in school, one family at a time.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:25:27 +0000 Taylor Winkel 14691 at http://www.kplu.org Pilot Program In Pierce County Helping Families Escape Homelessness Number Of Homeless Students In Wash. State Rises Again, Tops 30,000 http://www.kplu.org/post/number-homeless-students-wash-state-rises-again-tops-30000 <p>The number of homeless students in Washington state has risen for the sixth straight year, this time topping 30,000.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest count by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction shows the number of students without homes rose by 11.8 percent from the previous year to reach 30,609 last school year.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The figure reflects a 47.3 percent spike from the 2008-2009 school year.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:32:49 +0000 Martha Kang 14213 at http://www.kplu.org Number Of Homeless Students In Wash. State Rises Again, Tops 30,000 Homeless students on the rise in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/homeless-students-rise-washington <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some 27, 390 homeless students went to public school in Washington last year — up more than 5 percent over the year before, according to </span><a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/HomelessEd/pubdocs/StatewideHomelessReportByDistrict_2012.xls" style="line-height: 1.5;">new numbers released by the state superintendent’s office</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In the past, increases like that have been explained by school districts getting better at counting. But spokesman Nathan Olson said this time, based on what he’s heard from district officials, it looks like there just really are more homeless students.</span></p><blockquote><p>“The data collection is fine now. People know about this, the homeless liaisons that every district has know about this, it’s not an issue. The issue really is the economy right now,” Olson said.</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 01:12:03 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7730 at http://www.kplu.org Homeless students on the rise in Washington Dogs, once-homeless kids share a love of reading (and each other) http://www.kplu.org/post/dogs-once-homeless-kids-share-love-reading-and-each-other <p>Some of Seattle&rsquo;s most at-risk students are getting help with their reading skills, but not from people.</p><p>Once a week, service dogs lend their ears to formerly homeless children as they read aloud. It&rsquo;s become a learning experience for both the kids and canines.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Charla Bear 3576 at http://www.kplu.org Dogs, once-homeless kids share a love of reading (and each other) More Washington schools report homeless students http://www.kplu.org/post/more-washington-schools-report-homeless-students <p>The number of homeless students in Washington during the past school year is 5-percent higher than the previous year.&nbsp; More than 21,000 homeless students now go to school in Washington state, according to <a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/Communications/PressReleases2010/HomelessStudents.aspx">new figures released</a> by the <a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/">Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>During the 2005-06 school year, districts reported half as many homeless students.</p> Fri, 24 Dec 2010 01:40:47 +0000 Charla Bear 437 at http://www.kplu.org