Overlooked: The Far-Reaching Consequences of Late Identification of Homeless Students for Special Education Services

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Homeless students face many challenges in their daily lives, including at school.

Services to support their learning are available, but these students must first be identified and receive an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

A new policy report examines when the special education needs of homeless students in New York City are most often identified, the impact of that timing on educational and behavioral outcomes, and the role that school stability plays in timely identification.

Meeting the special education needs of homeless students as early as possible ensures this already marginalized group of children does not needlessly fall behind in school.

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