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Study: Student homelessness hits all-time high

February 20, 2019

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Though the number of homeless students continues to grow, these numbers only provide a snapshot of the severity of the problem. Student or parental embarrassment or fear of being placed in foster care or jail, for instance, can skew these numbers. In a 2016 report published by nonprofit America’s Promise Alliance, the authors stated, “As high as these numbers seem, they are almost certainly undercounts. Despite increasing numbers, these students – as well as the school liaisons and state coordinators who support them – report that student homelessness remains an invisible and extremely disruptive problem.”

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