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Homeless Students Growing In Numbers

Posted by wlpo on January 9, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – Officials with Chicago Public Schools say the number of homeless students has increased compared with last year.

There were more than 10,660 homeless students at the beginning of the school year. That’s nearly 1,500 more than the same point in the previous school year.

The National Center on Family Homelessness reports that 57,000 Illinois children were homeless in 2010. That’s up from 30,636 in 2006.

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