Schools dealing with more homeless students

Feb. 9, 2009
Economic troubles have forced many students' families out of their homes
Economic difficulties have led to an increase in children who are sleeping in shelters, motels, spare bedrooms or even the family van as their parents seek to keep them in school. Educators are scrambling to help, with extra tutoring, clothes, food and cab fare.Washington, D.C., school officials have registered about 462 homeless students this school year, twice as many as the same time last year. Schools in Fairfax County, Va., one of the country's most affluent areas, counted 1,314 homeless students early last month, up 20 percent from the same period last year. To read The Washington Post article, click here.

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