New York Times: Surge in Homeless Pupils Strains Schools

Posted on September 7, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — In the small trailer her family rented over the summer, 9-year-old Charity Crowell picked out the green and purple outfit she would wear on the first day of school. She vowed to try harder and bring her grades back up from the C’s she got last spring — a dismal semester when her parents lost their jobs and car and the family was evicted and migrated through friends’ houses and a motel.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/06/education/06homeless.html?em

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