Archive for 'THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION'
Posted on19. May, 2010 by cunyjschool.
In New York City, a matrix of city agencies and organizations are charged with caring for homeless children. Between the Department of Education (DOE), the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and other groups, the system can feel like an alphabet soup. Jennifer Pringle, director of the New […]
Posted on17. May, 2010 by Dale Eisinger.
According to education specialists and child development experts, thousands of homeless kids and teenagers across the city are negatively effected in academic performance. The lack of stability is the main detriment, as children constantly moving face stress from the rigors of mobility and adapting to shelter life. Here, we hear from education experts and a nomadic family about the effects of homelessness on education.
Posted on13. May, 2010 by cunyjschool.
by Dale W. Eisinger The McKinney-Vento act was the first federal bill to address homelessness and the rights of homeless people in the U.S. The original bill was passed in 1987 under President Reagan. It provides support to families without permanent housing and, notably, allows transitional students to remain in the same school even if […]
Posted on11. May, 2010 by Dale Eisinger.
A career teacher with the New York City school system shared her thoughts on homeless youth – teaching them, interacting with them, and observing how they learn. She taught in two middle schools in Brooklyn in the 1970s.
Posted on05. May, 2010 by Vineeth Thomas.
by Vineeth Thomas Ben Shuldiner has been principal of the High School for Public Service in Brooklyn since it opened seven years ago. Aware of how important it is to provide support to homeless students, he talked to us about the efforts of the school to do so. “We support those students as much as […]
Posted on04. May, 2010 by Alana Casanova.
by Rochana Rapkins and Diana Cabral Public schools are intended to be the great equalizer: everyone, no matter their demographics or class, is supposed to get a good education at no cost. But even public schools are not entirely free, and the costs of an education can be a strain on a low-income family. Many […]