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Homelessness among NYC schoolkids surges as population tops 100,000

10.18.2016 | New York Daily News | A staggering 105,445 homeless students attended city schools in the 2015-16 year, up from 86,694 in the 2014-15 school year, according to data posted online Monday by the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS), a project of the nonprofit Advocates for Children of New York...NYS-TEACHS analyst Emily Kramer said the explosion in the number of homeless city students reported to the state could be due to better accounting as well as economic reality. “There has been a steady increase over the past number of years and a sharp increase in the most recent data,” Kramer said. “Despite the recovery from the Great Recession, low-income families continue to struggle to find permanent housing.” Read article