Homeless Students Are…
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.
Homeless students are up to twice as likely to have asthma than housed students, however they face challenges accessing health care. These teens face many obstacles in their day-to-day lives: they often do not know where they are going to sleep and face hunger, abuse, and violent situations. Too often, their healthcare is placed on the backburner.
In Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City, Nunez and Sribnick explore the world of New York's poor children ...
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