Giving Compass' Take:

• The 74 gives us a snapshot of how many homeless students there are in the United States, revealing that California has the highest number total, with Oklahoma having the highest number per capita.

• What can be done about addressing this crisis? Which outreach programs are the most effective when it comes to making sure these kids have a roof over their heads and opportunities to succeed?

A coordinated community approach has proven results in terms of ending youth homelessness.

The number of homeless students in the U.S. totaled 1.2 million in the 2014-15 school year, the most recent data made available by the U.S. Department of Education.

While California has the largest number of homeless students, at nearly 236,000, Oklahoma has the highest rate in accordance with its population, with nearly 7 homeless students per 1,000 residents.

Here’s a breakdown of where other states stand in regards to the number of homeless kids attending public schools:

Students who are homeless, by state

Read the full article about how many students are homeless in the U.S. by Kate Stringer at The 74.