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NYC school attendance drops among homeless students amid coronavirus, report says

10.20.2021 | SI Live | A new report on homeless students in New York City has found that these youth have significantly lower attendance rates than their permanently housed peers — partially due to the challenges created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The New York Times reported. 

Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) released the new study, analyzing attendance data from the city Department of Education (DOE) -- finding that homeless students had attendance rates fall to 73% in the first few weeks of the 2021-2022 school year, the media outlet reported. The attendance rate for all city public school students is around 90% this school year so far, according to The Times. Read article