NAEHCY: Using Data to Ensure Supportive School Climates for Homeless Students

Homeless high school students consistently reported poorer school climates than their housed peers. This session will focus on the use of data to explore differences in school climate among homeless and housed students. Participants will be shown school climate-related data (bullying, school safety, rules and norms, support from teachers and other adults) from 21 states and seven major school districts across the US. Participants can use this data to spread awareness about the challenges faced by homeless students and what can be done to improve school climate, as well as to better inform their own practices.