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Opinion: Helping Students Experiencing Homelessness Head Back to School Without Stigma

08.15.2022 | City Limits | In order to address the cascading effects of homelessness in New York, we must first understand the scope of the problem. In March 2022, there were 15,087 homeless children sleeping each night in New York City’s main municipal shelter system. What’s more, New York children are more likely to live in poverty than in 32 other states, with 18 percent (nearly one in five) experiencing poverty. During the 2020-2021 school year, more than 100,000 New York City schoolchildren reported being homeless at some point–a 42 percent increase since 2010, according to a report released by the group Advocates for Children. Read article