24/04/2024

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Hidden toll: Thousands of schools fail to count homeless students

Hidden toll: Thousands of schools fail to count homeless students

This story was produced as part of a collaboration between the Center for Public Integrity, The Seattle Times, Street Sense Media and WAMU/DCist. It was reprinted with permission.

For months, Beth Petersen paid acquaintances to take her son to school — money she sorely needed.

They’d lost their apartment, her son bouncing between relatives and friends while she hotel-hopped. As hard as she tried to keep the 13-year-old at his school, they finally had to switch districts.