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Ending Student Homelessness, Decreasing Chronic Absenteeism

On September 23, the State Department of Education hosted a roundtable in partnership with CCEH and the Partnership for Strong Communities to address chronic absenteeism among students experiencing homelessness and housing instability. School district personnel and housing and homeless services organizations gathered together to discuss better ways to better identify students experiencing homelessness, meet their educational needs, improve their school attendance and performance, and connect them to housing assistance. The roundtable provided a chance to identify specific strategies to strengthen partnerships between schools and the Coordinated Access Networks and the Youth Engagement Team Initiatives and was notably attended by Senator Chris Murphy (pictured with SDSE COO, Charlene Russell-Tucker).



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