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In New York City, 1 in 8 children attending public school had experienced homelessness within the past five school years. That is 127,000 children.

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1 in 5 teen parents with children in the NYC Department of Education daycare program for student parents had been homeless in the past 5 years.

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1 in 10 teen parents with children in the NYC Department of Education daycare program for student parents became homeless after the birth or their first child.

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1 in 4 families with children in a New York City shelter entered because of domestic violence.

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POLITICO New York: New York City’s homeless high schoolers face daunting health risks

NYC’s homeless high school students face a daunting array of health risks, including asthma attacks, unplanned pregnancies and self-harm, according to a study to be released Monday by ICPH.

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In New York City, one out of every eight public school students has been homeless at some point in the past five years. One in four (26%) of these students is in high school. In this report, we begin to explore differences in risk behaviors and health outcomes between homeless high school students and their housed classmates.

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Early identification of special education needs improves long-term educational and social outcomes for children and is mandated under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It has also been shown to decrease economic burdens through improving academic success and reducing the need for special education as children age.

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This interactive map focuses on homeless families in NYC who have children currently enrolled in the pubic school system. The map allows readers to visualize the amount of students in every public school in the city who do not have a stable residency.

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Fall 2016/Winter 2017, Vol. 7.3

Welcome to the new online edition of UNCENSORED, Fall 2016/Winter 2017, featuring recommendations from service providers for what the new presidential administration should consider in the growing crisis of family homelessness.

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School choice is intended to level the playing field among disadvantaged students. What does it mean then if school choice actually increases segregation in districts that offer it? This policy brief examines District 1, the most segregated school district in New York City by housing status.

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This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in Texas, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in New York, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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This helpful resource examines family homelessness by New York City Community District, analyzing key elements such as shelter entry data and the extent of student homelessness. Each snapshot also details the stability indicators of each community, from the affordability of rental units to unemployment rates.

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Bridging the Graduation Gap: Stability is Key for Homeless High School Students a policy spotlight February 2017 High school graduation ...

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Latest publications

Fall 2016/Winter 2017, Vol. 7.3

Welcome to the new online edition of UNCENSORED, Fall 2016/Winter 2017, featuring recommendations from service providers for what the new presidential administration should consider in the growing crisis of family homelessness.

READ MORE

This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in Texas, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

READ MORE