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From Scrubbing Floors To Ivy League: Homeless Student To Go To Dream College | Lawndale , North Carolina | CNN

LAWNDALE, NORTH CAROLINA — She was homeless at the start of the school year, abandoned by her drug-abusing parents. The teachers and others in town pitched in — donating clothes and providing medical and dental care. She got the janitorial job through a school workforce assistance program.

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Normandy High Senior Overcomes Hardships To Land Slot In Ivy League School | Wellston , Missouri | STLToday.com

WELLSTON, MISSOURI — She’s spent much of her childhood in and out of homeless shelters. She’s attended more schools than she can easily keep track of — most of them struggling urban schools where disruptions and low expectations are the norm.

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Students Left Homeless Due To Rising Tuition, Rough Economic Time | Davis , California | The California Aggie

DAVIS, CALIFORNIA — With rising tuition costs, students are facing tough financial decisions in order to maintain a UC education. For some students, the rising cost of tuition can even mean forgoing housing and daily meals in order to study at UC Davis.

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More Homeless Students Than Ever In Michigan | Grand Rapids , Michigan | WZZM 13 ABC News

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — The number of homeless students in Michigan’s schools has jumped more than 300% in the last four years, according to the Michigan Department of Education.

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Homeless, Abandoned Teen Bound For Harvard University | Lawndale , North Carolina | FOX 19 News

LAWNDALE, NORTH CAROLINA — 18 year old Dawn Loggins has an amazing story to tell. She has been homeless, abandoned by her parents, and called a high school dropout. But she didn’t let those challenges stop her from living her dream of one day attending an Ivy League University. She was accepted to Harvard University. She said her motivation came from her experiences.

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Homeless Girl Makes It To Harvard | North Carolina | Gaston Gazette

NORTH CAROLINA — Dawn was excited, but she didn’t jump up and down. She didn’t yell. “I’ve learned over the years not to get my hopes up because I’ve been let down so much,” she said. “It makes disappointment easier to handle.” She’s been through years of broken promises.

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Rise In Homeless Students Stifles Florida Town | Clermont , Florida | NewsOK

CLERMONT, FLORIDA — Here in Lake County the number of homeless students has skyrocketed, from 122 in 2005 to more than 2,600 this school year. It’s the largest increase in hard hit Florida and echoes the rising numbers seen nationwide as well. Some of those children are living with their parents in a friend’s or relative’s house. Others are in shelters or motels like Zach. Some with nowhere else to turn take refuge in the woods.

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Special Report: Homeless Students | Lansing , Michigan | WILX NEWS 10 NBC

LANSING, MICHIGAN — Success is not easy to reach and life’s obstacles can stand in the way, yet there are those who keep on trying no matter what.

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Poverty, Homelessness Rising Sharply Among Florida Students | Florida | Miami Herald

FLORIDA — “I think that we are growing a Third World in our own back yard,” said Ellen L. Bassuk, founder and president of the National Center on Family Homelessness, an advocacy and research organization in Needham, Mass. “We look at developing countries, but we don’t look at our own country.”

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Education Honored At Homeless Shelter | Omaha , Nebraska | 6 WOWT NBC News

OMAHA, NEBRASKA — The statistics can be alarming. At the Open Door Mission, a majority of the adult population reads at a third grade level. That’s why 55 of the children living there were honored Monday night for academic achievement. It’s a key to breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

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