Document Number: 10983Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program: Data Collection Summary From the School Year 2011-12 - A record number of U.S. children and youth were homeless in the 2011-12 school year, 1,065,794 students, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The department defines homelessness as having a nighttime residence that is a shelter, hotel/motel, a doubled-up situation or unsheltered. There was a 10% increase from the year before and a 24% increase from 2009-10 to 2011-12. Fifty-one percent of homeless students in grades 3-8 who took state reading test either met or exceeded proficiency standards; 48% met or exceeded proficiency standards in math. National Center for Homeless Education, October 2013)...
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