Youth with less than a high school diploma or GED have a 346% higher risk of becoming homeless than young people with at least a high school degree. The unemployment rate for a person with less than a high school diploma is nearly three times that of a person with a bachelor's degree. The Sacramento County Office of Education has created an online partial credit calculator to help schools calculate partial credits. This summary highlights research on the intersection between homeless youth and educational interruption.
He noted that the main source of the problem was the disconnect in the definitions of “homeless people” between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and other agencies working on the issue, such as the Department of Education. Guest post by Patricia Julianelle, director of program promotion and legal issues at SchoolHouse Connection, a national organization working to overcome homelessness through education.