The Hidden Challenges of Teaching Homeless Students

Rae Pica with Sarah D. Sparks, Barbara Duffield, John Spencer, Melanie Link Taylor

The problem of homeless students is greater than many realize. In this segment, we take a closer look at the challenges teachers face and offer ways to manage this growing problem at the classroom level.

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January 22, 2014
Episode Guests
Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. She writes a blog called Inside School Research for Education Week. Barbara Duffield is policy director for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY). John Spencer is currently a sixth-grade ELL teacher in a low-income urban school in Phoenix, AZ, and blogs regularly at Education Rethink. Melanie Link Taylor teaches both general ed. and special ed.
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