ARTICLE: Analysis of Student Homelessness in Washington State Counties

By on August 6, 2012. Posted in .

Shocking stats re: increases in student homelessness here in WA state. During the 2010-11 school year, 26,049 students in Washington schools were identified as homeless—a 19% increase from the previous school year and a 55% increase from 2006-07. Columbia Legal Services (CLS) conducted an analysis of student homelessness trends over the past five years using publicly accessible data. CLS hopes this updated analysis will help the community understand the crisis affecting Washington’s youngest residents.

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