During the 2013-14 school year, 24,504 students experienced homelessness in Pennsylvania, setting an all-time high for the state.
Our work in this area includes fighting against unfair residency rules that impact children experiencing homelessness and those in foster care, refusals to fully include children with disabilities, the failure to address language barriers affecting immigrant students and English language learners, and the denial of education to children in residential placements. With the rapidly changing nature of public education taking place today, ELC’s vigilance in protecting children against illegal barriers is more critical than ever.
ELC's step-by-step public school enrollment guide. Note: A child can be enrolled by a parent, foster parent, guardian, caseworker or...Read More
This public testimony was presented before the Philadelphia City Council's Joint Committees on Children & Youth and Housing in a hearing...Read More