Data Show Breadth of Challenges for City’s Homeless Students

New York City is in the midst of the largest homeless student crisis in its history, with about 100,000 students either living in shelters, foster care, or doubled up with family or friends — ten percent of the city’s entire student population.

A POLITICO New York analysis shows the breadth and depth of the challenges homeless students in the city face, including high chronic absenteeism, high rates of homeless students receiving special education services and low student achievement rates compared to non-homeless students.

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