Schools see rise in number of homeless students

School districts nationwide say they are seeing their population of homeless students swell, according to a recently released analysis by the National Center for Homeless Education, part of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There are now 5,302 homeless students in the 59,000-student Mobile, Ala., school district -- up from more than 2,000 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. School districts in many areas are stepping in to help serve the needs of homeless students and their families.

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