Long Island homeless students on the rise

Long Island homeless students on the rise

Long Island has the most homeless students of any New York community outside of New York City.

Some are housed temporarily in shelters outside the district and endure lengthy bus rides to class every day. Some have limited or no access to the technology needed to keep up in the classroom. Others don’t even eat regular meals.

The recession, a lack of affordable housing, and displacement after Superstorm Sandy have led to substantial increases in the number of Long Island students listed as homeless. Here are figures for school districts and five charter schools showing the rise during the 2008-2009 through 2012-2013 school years, both as an actual number and as a percentage of total enrollment.

Here is a map of Homeless students by district in Long Island –> http://data.newsday.com/long-island/data/education/homeless-students-2014/

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