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There Are More Homeless Students Now Than Before The Recession

Education
Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics

MTV News

By Rae Paoletta

On a national level, it seems that economically at least, we’re climbing out of The Great Recession, which experts say lasted from 2007 to about 2009. But new federal data suggests that the recovery has been very uneven, and, in fact, young people are among the groups struggling the most.

In the 2013-2014 school year, the number of homeless children in public school reached a new peak of 1.36 million nationwide. That’s double the number of homeless kids in public schools before the recession…

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