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In Effort to Ensure Sound Education, City Battles Student Homelessness

10.20.2015 | Gotham Gazette | Some 84,000 children in the public school system are homeless or in temporary housing, and many of them are struggling in school...Homeless children often struggle to maintain consistency, cannot read at grade level, and are behind their housed peers on virtually all measures of educational aptitude. “Graduation rates, attendance, statewide assessments, grade promotion, you name it,“ Jennifer Pringle, project director at Advocates for Children of New York, told Gotham Gazette. “On any measure that you look at, kids in temporary housing underperformed not only in comparison to permanently-housed kids, but also compared to kids from low income backgrounds.” Read article