01 Nov '13, 5pm

One Million K-12 Students Are Homeless

One Million K-12 Students Are Homeless

Homelessness is defined as not having a regular permanent residence . This doesn’t necessarily mean living in the streets or in their vehicles – though many do. A large portion of homeless split their times between hotels, homeless shelters or crowding in with friends and families. For many students, when they go to school each morning, they may have no idea where they will be sleeping that night. The Department of Education released its latest report on homeless students last month and the numbers are startling. More than 1.2 million K–12 students for the 2011-12 school year were homeless. This staggering number is considered underreported, since many kids take great measures to hide their homelessness due to embarrassment, and parents do their best to stay under the radar for fear of losing their children. Most states saw a year to year increase in the number of homeless...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/one-million-k-12-students-are...

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