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New York City Had 114,000 Homeless Students Last Year

10.28.19 | Wall Street Journal | About 29% of New York City’s homeless children passed state tests in reading last spring, compared with 49% of other city students, according to the nonprofit’s analysis. It said similar disparities persisted in math, and only 57% of homeless students graduated high school.

Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children, said the number of city students who experienced homelessness last year could fill the Barclays Center, a Brooklyn sports arena, six times.

“The city won’t be able to break the cycle of homelessness until we address the dismal educational outcomes for students who are homeless,” she said. Read article