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Number Of Homeless Students In Washington Tops 21,000 | Seattle, Washington | KUOW News

Wednesday is the first day of public school in Seattle. Over the course of the school year, it’s likely that over a thousand kids in Seattle Public Schools will experience homelessness. In Washington state, the number of homeless public school students shot up during the recession. That’s from a report out this week from a Seattle law firm. KUOW’s Phyllis Fletcher reports.

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The most recent numbers on homelessness among school children are from the school year that ended in 2010. And that number is a nearly 30 percent increase from 2007.

It’s over 21,000 kids.

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