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Homeless Students - In Their Own Words

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Published on Mar 7, 2017

There are 1.3 million homeless students in the U.S., and the instability of their lives makes it difficult for them to keep up in school. These students are much more likely to drop out. Under federal law, states must provide services to help homeless students stay in school. We spoke to two students in the Kansas City, Kan., public school district about how support from the school has made a difference in their lives. ____________________

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