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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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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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Huffington Post: Comprehensive Vision On Homelessness Is Already Here

"A comprehensive vision is precisely what is needed—comprehensive enough to include educational supports, mental health services, job training and other on-site shelter services to put, and keep, families in their own homes."

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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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Newly analyzed data from New York City Department of Education show that when homeless students maintain stability in school, they graduate at similar rates to their housed classmates. This snapshot presents data on housing transitions, school transfers, chronic absenteeism, and the relation of these stability factors to high school graduation.

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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 Florida, 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 Georgia, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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This guest policy commentary by Barbara Duffield, director of policy and programs for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), reexamines the assumptions of current federal homelessness policy, its emphasis on chronically homeless individuals, and its impact on homeless families.

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This policy research commentary examines rapid re-housing where the rubber hits the road, recounting experiences in cities and communities across the nation and taking a closer look at where it works and where it does not.

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Featured Publication

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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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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