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Barbara Duffield

Barbara Duffield is the Policy Director for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, a national grassroots organization working to ensure the school success of children and youth whose lives have been disrupted by the lack of safe, permanent, and adequate housing. With over 20 years of involvement with homeless issues, Barbara has worked closely with educators, service providers, federal agencies, and Congressional offices to strengthen policy and practice on children's issues. She has conducted hundreds of trainings on the McKinney-Vento Act and has published several academic articles on policy and advocacy issues relating to the education of homeless children and youth.