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  • 1 in 9 NYC Public School Students Experienced Homelessness Last Year: Report

    Nov 1, 2023

    Students head into school in New York City in February 2021.
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    City Limits | Students experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity “face tremendous obstacles in school,” the report notes, including higher high school drop out rates and chronic absenteeism, according to AFC.

    “No child in New York City should be homeless, but until we reach that goal, access to a quality education is our best possible tool for ensuring those living in shelter don’t re-enter the system as adults,” Kim Sweet, the group’s executive director, said in a statement. Read article