To assist educators and policymakers in gauging their own efforts in serving homeless students, the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) has published Out of the Shadows: A State-by-State Ranking of Accountability for Homeless Students. The report and state rankings are available here.
"The crisis of family homelessness in the United States continues to fall heaviest on the nation’s most vulnerable: its children. Despite decades of varied policy approaches and a growing body of literature on the impact of homelessness on the development of young bodies and minds, the number of children without a permanent home continues to grow, with close to 1.3 million students in public schools counted as homeless during the 2014–15 school year." - Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH)