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‘More has to be done’: Over 100,000 NYC public school students reported as homeless for sixth-straight year

11.08.2021 | amNY | “No child should be homeless, but while Mayor-elect Adams’ administration makes plans to tackle New York City’s housing and homelessness crisis, they must meet the immediate, daily educational needs of students who are homeless,” said Kim Sweet, Executive Director of Advocates for Children. 

AFC’s number represents a slight drop from the reported number of students who experienced homelessness during the 2019-20 school year by 9% but that decrease could also be the result of fewer children enrolling in the public school system. Since the pandemic started, New York City public schools have lost over 50,000 students, DOE data shows.  Read article