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How much does a stable home affect a child’s education?

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Cowen says there are several groups of kids moving between Michigan's school districts. Homeless students make up one of those groups.

 

Who are Michigan's homeless students? And how does being homeless affect their education?

These are crucial questions for the state, as education plays an important role in homeless students' ability to escape the chains of poverty and homelessness.

Joshua Cowen is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University. He recently published a study examining these important questions. His study reveals exactly who Michigan's homeless students are and where they come from. It also reveals how homelessness affects a students performance in schools.

Professor Cowen joined us to discuss the issues that Michigan’s homeless students face.

GUEST Joshua Cowen is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University. His just-published study is titled "Who Are The Homeless? Student Mobility and Achievement in Michigan 2010-2013."

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