Identifying and Staying in Touch with Homeless Students During the Pandemic: Learning from the Navigator Program in Nashville

Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Washington, District of Columbia
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
It is all too easy for students experiencing homelessness to become disconnected from school, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Metropolitan Nashville School District has had success mitigating these challenges by utilizing school employees as “navigators” to stay in touch and track families through weekly phone and video calls. Thus far, the data shows that for every 125 check-ins, navigators identified one issue they couldn’t resolve through a simple phone call. Learn about the origins of the initiative, how it is implemented, impact to date, ideas for the future, and how it might be replicated in your school district.
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