Access Minnesota

7 January 2015

Homelessness Among K-12 and College Students

  • For the week of January 11th, 2015

    University of Minnesota researcher Dr. Jarrett Gupton discusses the unique challenges that homeless and highly mobile students face and what educators can do to support them.

  • Part 1

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    (1:21) How Dr. Gupton was drawn into his line of research; (2:45) Some of the ways students become homeless; (4:14) Many times, homeless students are invisible to teachers and administrators; (6:08) Poverty is not the only factor that leads to student homelessness; (8:28) The population of homeless students; (9:37) The difficulty of tracking homeless students; (11:02) The resources available in schools for the homeless

  • Part 2

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    (:33) How the U of M can collect more and better data on homeless students in the state; (1:40) Policy changes can help better serve the needs of homeless students; (4:00) Minnesota’s plan to reduce the homeless population; (6:00) The added pressure of college debt for homeless students and the choice of two-year colleges versus four-year colleges; (9:00) How teachers and faculty can help their students
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