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Three things to know about the record number of homeless students in New York City schools

10.11.2017 | Chalkbeat New York | Randi Levine, policy director at Advocates for Children, said in an interview that the city is moving in the right direction — just not quickly enough. As an example, she pointed out that more than 150 schools have populations where at least 10 percent of students live in shelters — yet the city is only sending 43 extra social workers to schools with high homeless populations. The city should raise that number to 100, she said. “The city has taken considerable steps,” Levine said. “But the statistics show the significant need for the city to redouble its efforts.” Read article