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Record number of homeless students reported in Alabama schools

Housing & Homelessness

Mobile Press-Register

The United States has also reached a new record of 1,258,182 homeless students as 34 states and the District of Columbia reported year-to-year increases in the number of homeless students. The increase in Alabama’s homeless students from the previous school year outpaces the national increase of 8 percent.

Alabama had the second-highest percentage increase in homeless student enrollment, second only to New Jersey, said Madeline Daniels of the First Focus Campaign for Children.

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