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Homeless US student population 'highest in over a decade'

Posted on AllSides February 4th, 2020
From The Center
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The number of homeless students in the US is the highest in over a decade according to a new study.

Most of the 1.5 million homeless schoolchildren stayed with other families or friends after losing their homes.

But 7% lived in abandoned buildings or cars, the report by the National Centre for Homeless Education showed.

It is often caused by job insecurity, unaffordable housing, domestic violence and recently the opioid crisis.

Living without a fixed address seriously impacts children's education and health.

Less than a third of homeless students were...

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