More than a million students nationwide are homeless.
Children who lack a permanent or stable household is an important yet, perhaps, overlooked issue and that’s true in the St. Louis area where several thousand students do not have a permanent home.
There are more than one million homeless K through 12 students in America, and in Missouri, the number of students without permanent homes has doubled over the past five years.
If you’re like us you find those statistics daunting, but what do they mean?
With that in mind, today we’re peeling back the data to understand the impact rising homelessness is having on education.
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