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What happens to students experiencing homelessness?

Federal law requires that public schools assist to help break what could become an inescapable cycle of hardship. But many of the students who need that aid fall through the cracks.

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Thousands of schools are failing to identify and help homeless students, despite a federal mandate to do so. Read the story.

The Center for Public Integrity joined forces with newsrooms around the country to shine a light on this often-forgotten group of children and the misunderstood rights they have in school.

Our partners reported on the issue from California to Washington, D.C., and many places in between.


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