31: Average number of school days students living in NYC shelters missed last year.
School has become another place where homeless kids are left behind.
90%: Minimum attendance required for grade advancement in NYC schools.
83%: Average school attendance for homeless students living in NYC shelters.
Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Planning and Evaluation Service, elementary and Secondary Education Division, The Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program: Learning to Succeed. Giselle Routhier, “Voiceless Victims: The Impact of Record Homelessness on Children,” Coalition for the Homeless.