No Child Left Behind

Background Story

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which including new provisions related to the education of homeless children and youth. The new act will go into effect in July, 2016. On the other hand, according to the National Center for Homeless Education, the number of homeless students kept growing fast (10%) for the past few years, and reached about 1.3 million in 2013-2014.

In a report of Education of Homeless Children and Youth released in November 2015, it breaks down the numbers by different categories, and provides details about the character of the education condition and academic achievement of homeless children. Below are the visual summary of the report:

Interactive Map: Total Number of Homeless Students Enrolled in Local Education Agencies in 2013-14

The donut chart below showed the percentages of all homeless students residence types in 2013-14.

The mini donut charts below showed the percentage of homeless students of each residence type.

The bar chart below showed the percentage of Homeless Students Received Proficient Score in three subjects.

Source: Data about elementary & secondary schools in the U.S.
National Center for Homeless Education