JUDY WOODRUFF: Next: how a school district in Kansas is grappling with the problems of homeless students.
PBS special correspondent Lisa Stark of our partner Education Week reports.
It’s part of our weekly series Making the Grade.
MAN: Let’s go, let’s go! Keep the ball in bounds!
LISA STARK: It’s varsity basketball practice at Schlagle High School in Kansas City, Kansas, and 6’6” senior Malik Cushon is the tallest guy on the team, determined on the court and off.
MALIK CUSHON, Student: I just had to set my mind to it, had to be focused, real focused to get back where I needed to be.
LISA STARK: Back from a place he never expected to find himself. A few months ago, Malik had nowhere to live.
MALIK CUSHON: Me and my mother had a little miscommunication, and one word led to another. I don’t want to get too deep into it, because I still love my mother. …