Giving Compass’ Take:
· According to Patrick Spauster at Urban Institute, an estimated one in four students in New York City school districts experience homelessness throughout their academic career.
· What resources can schools provide for homeless students? What are some other unique challenges these students face? What leads to this situation?
· Learn more about student homelessness.
Nearly 115,000 students in New York City schools experienced homelessness during the 2017–18 school year, according to new data released by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) last month. As reported by the New York Times, that figure represents 1 in 10 New York City public and charter school students. Our look at the data on noncharter public school students shows that even that alarming share hides the pervasiveness of student homelessness in some communities.
We mapped New York State homelessness data to the student population of each New York City school district and found that the city’s homeless students are concentrated in a few communities. More than half the city’s homeless students live in just 10 of the city’s 32 public school districts. In one Bronx school district, as many as one in four students experienced homelessness in the past year. In Bronx, Harlem, and East Brooklyn districts, more than one in five students experienced homelessness.
Read the full article about student homelessness by Patrick Spauster at Urban Institute.
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