New York Times: New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools

“Students in temporary housing often struggle academically. According to a report on New York City from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, a policy research organization, students in temporary housing are nearly twice as likely to be chronically absent — meaning they miss at least 20 days of school — as students who are not homeless. They are also nearly three times as likely to transfer schools midyear, and they have much lower rates of academic proficiency.”

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