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The link between housing policy and student achievement

October 16, 2014
Valerie Strauss | The Washington Post

In 2006, the student turnover rate at McCarver Elementary School in Tacoma was 179 percent. (How is 179 percent possible? See below.) By 2009, the Tacoma Housing Authority’s waiting list for public housing units and housing vouchers were seven years long. At about that time, Michael Mirra, the executive director of the Tacoma Housing Authority, came up with an idea: a program that could stabilize housing for families living in poverty while at the same time improve students’ academic outcomes.

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