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Number of U.S. homeless students has doubled since before the recession

Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics

The Washington Post

By Lyndsey Layton and Emma Brown

The number of homeless children in public schools has doubled since before the recession, reaching a record national total of 1.36 million in the 2013-2014 school year, according to new federal data.

The latest homeless count, an 8 percent increase over the 2012-2013 school year, is a sign that many families continue to struggle financially even as the economy recovers from the housing collapse of 2008. And it offers a glimpse of the growing challenges that public schools face nationwide as they seek to educate an increasing number of low-income children…

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