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Homeless Students Are…

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Homeless students are…

2 times as likely as their housed peers to score poorly on standardized tests in math and reading.

3 times more likely to be placed in special education programs.

4 times more likely to drop out of school.

8 to 9 times more likely to repeat grades.

Sources: Homes for the Homeless, Access to Success: Educational Needs of Homeless Children and Families, 1993; National Center on Family Homelessness, “Homeless Children” America’s New Outcasts,” 1999.