Homeless students in the United States have been called the “invisible million,” but as their ranks have steadily increased, that label has unfortunately become obsolete. They’re still invisible, but, according to new federal data released by the National Center for Homeless Education, the number of enrolled students who have experienced homelessness at some point during the last three school years has increased to more than 1.5 million.

As defined by the McKinney-Vento Act, a homeless student is an individual who lacks a “fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” This includes students who are sharing accommodations, staying at hotels or sleeping in any public space.

Full article at National Education Association

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