Schools nationwide see spike in number of homeless students

A report shows that homelessness among U.S. public-school children increased from 2006-07 to 2008-09, including in Indiana, where that population grew 26%. The report from child-advocate group First Focus cites the recession for the increased numbers, and the group is calling on U.S. lawmakers to provide more funding for programs that benefit homeless students.

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