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Common Reading : Web Resources and Multimedia

Web Resources

Homelessness and Children in Poverty

Homelessness: Federal government website (Health and Human Services) containing research and information on grants and resources on homelessness.

National Coalition for the Homeless

National Center on Family Homelessness

National Center for Children in Poverty

Southern Poverty Law Center: non-profit  organization that seeks to uphold the civil rights of marginalized populations (prisoners, children, immigrants) through legal representation and education 

America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness: a PDF report by the American Institutes for Research (from 2014)

Drug Abuse and Related Issues

National Institute on Drug Abuse:US government website on drug abuse

Opioid Epidemic Fact Sheet: Health and Human Services Fact Sheet

How Bad Is the Opioid Epidemic? : FRONTLINE article from February 23,2016

Education (Public and Higher Ed)

NEA (National Education Association)

What Is The Future of Public Education? Article from The Atlantic on January 10, 2017

More Clips

The Homestretch: PBS Independent Lens show concerning homeless teens and youth (link is to show's page which has clips available.)

Poor Kids: FRONTLINE documentary following the lives of three children and their families (link is to show's page which has clips available.)

In Plain Sight: NBC feature editorial initiative focusing on poverty and related issues

Chasing Heroin: FRONTLINE episode audiocast, trailer, related articles

Lecture by Liz Murray at Texas Lutheran University

Below is a YouTube Video from Texas Lutheran University from their Brown Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Liz Murray. This video was uploaded to YouTube on October 29, 2015. A transcript  of this lecture is available on the YouTube site under the ". . .More" tab.