The share of homeless students in New York City schools has risen significantly.
“Dunn is not alone in dealing with high rates of homelessness in the classroom. More than 100,000 New York City students are homeless this academic year, according to an analysis by the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness (ICPH). That’s an increase of 22 percent over the year before — a jump that is ‘unprecedented,’ Jennifer Erb-Downward, principal policy analyst at ICPH, told ThinkProgress. The figure is more than all students of every financial background enrolled in public schools in Boston and Seattle — combined.”