The 74: After Three Years Living in a Shelter, Darius and His Mom Get Apartment of Their Own

“Simply experiencing homelessness has profoundly negative effects on student academic performance, often creating significant barriers to graduation. But gaining a new home doesn’t necessarily eliminate the roadblocks that can prevent students from performing well in school. In fact, formerly homeless students struggle academically at rates similar to their classmates who are still displaced, according to a recent report from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness.”

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