Town Square

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About Town Square

Town Square is a Seattle Channel series dedicated to connecting people and ideas. With lectures, debates, and forums recorded around the city at places such as Town Hall, the Seattle Public Library, and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, Town Square brings interesting and provocative conversations to cable TV and the web.

Town Square: Homework Without a Home
Town Square: Homework Without a Home

One in every 27 of students in Washington state is homeless. About half are in 5th grade or younger. And 87 percent of homeless kids in Seattle Public Schools are students of color, widening the achievement gap. Join The Seattle Times' Project Homeless team for a hard look at homelessness in our city, possible real-world solutions and support services to help homeless kids stay in school, find permanent housing and learn to thrive. A Seattle Times Livewire event.

Speakers and panelists:
Thaisa Way, Professor, Univ. of Washington
Jonathan Houston, Partnership Director, Equal Opportunity Schools
Katara Jordan, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy, Building Changes
Katy Miller, Regional Coordinator, US Interagency Council on Homelessness

Moderated by:
Jonathan Martin, Editor, Project Homeless, The Seattle Times