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Record number of homeless children enrolled in US public schools

Housing & Homelessness

Christian Science Monitor

“The new data means that a record number of kids in our schools and communities are spending restless nights in bed-bug-infested motels and falling more behind in school by the day because they’re too tired and hungry to concentrate,” said Bruce Lesley, president of the First Focus Campaign for Children, in a statement Monday. “This is a desperate situation, and the first step we must take is to get homeless students the housing assistance they need today by passing the Homeless Children and Youth Act.”

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