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Student homelessness grows in New York City, even as school enrollment declines

10.26.2022 | City & State | Last school year, there were enough New York City public school students who experienced homlessness to nearly fill Yankee Stadium twice over. And it was the seventh year in a row that was the case. That’s according to a new report from Advocates for Children of New York, which found the number of students without a stable home at some point during the year increased by 3% during the 2021-2022 school year to 104,000 kids – even as overall enrollment in the system declined. 

“The (Department of Education) needs to ensure the new migrant students entering the shelter system are enrolled in schools that can meet their needs, while not losing sight of the longstanding issues facing the tens of thousands of students who were already homeless,” Jennifer Pringle, director of Advocates for Children’s Learners in Temporary Housing Project, said in a press release.  Read article