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Not a “Glee”ful Holiday for Many Students

Last night on the Christmas edition of the television show, “Glee,” the Glee Club decided to go caroling to raise money for presents for homeless students who participate in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program.  The episode revolves around the conflict … Continue reading

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Oh, what a night!

People seem to be drawn to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty in many different ways. Some come to us because they are fighting to keep homeless children in school. Others come because they are interested in our … Continue reading

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The Humanity of Policy

In the run-up to next Thursday’s McKinney-Vento Awards, we’ll be featuring a series of posts on our honorees and distinguished guests.  Make sure you keep checking back! As a national policy organization, we focus on the big picture, working to … Continue reading

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Hotel Kids – Not Homeless?!

A couple of weeks ago, several members of the Law Center’s staff attended a film screening of Alexandra Pelosi’s new documentary, “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.” The screening was followed by an engaging panel discussion on child  homelessness … Continue reading

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Transformation v. Improvement in Public Education

Amid the hand wringing attending most conversations about the soaring national deficit, one word tends to surface with particular urgency: transformation.  At a moment of dwindling federal resources, many argue, nothing short of a dramatic overhaul of traditional government services … Continue reading

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More than Wins and Losses

Wins and losses? It’s about way more than that. We’ve just had two big wins for homeless children. We won a great settlement in our lawsuit against a suburban Pittsburgh school district and the state of Pennsylvania, working in partnership with … Continue reading

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Tying Up Loose Ends

One of the first cases I brought as the newly-minted Children & Youth Staff Attorney back in 2008 involved a child staying at a day shelter in Carlynton, a suburb of Pittsburgh, who was prevented from enrolling in the school … Continue reading

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