Mark Keierleber | The 74
“Even before the coronavirus prompted widespread disruption, the number of K-12 students experiencing homelessness recently reached its highest point in over a decade. More than 1.5 million students were homeless at some point during the 2017-18 school year, according to the most recent federal education data.”
Youth homelessness in the United States was already a significant concern before the coronavirus outbreak. Now, schools are trying to figure out how to ensure the health and well-being of the students who are already struggling to find adequate food and shelter. This article from The 74 illustrates how educators are working to protect some of their most vulnerable students during the pandemic.