This program was made by possible by support from the Annenberg, The Eli and Edythe Broad, Bill & Melinda Gates, William and Flora Hewlett and Wallace Foundations.
President Obama was asked in 2009 about the growing number of families and children who’ve become homeless. He didn’t talk about the roles that schools are being asked to play. But he could have.
Schools seem to be stepping in to fill the role of home. We traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where the number of homeless students (504) is at an all-time high.
Schools are now being asked to do it all, quite literally. Can they?
This program is made possible by the following funders:
Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
LM supervising producer David Wald sits down with other members of Learning Matters who traveled to Wisconsin for this story to discuss the situation in Green Bay, what they ultimately learned — and how unlikely a place for this story Green Bay truly was. Listen to the story.
Marion Delray is a single mother who suddenly found herself confronted with homelessness. Here, she talks of what happened from that point forward. Listen to the story.
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