Number of Homeless Students in US at All Time High, According to Government Data

1.2 million homeless kids in public schools in the 2011 school year


The number of homeless students in U.S. public schools is at an all-time high, according to new data. 

There were 1.2 million homeless students during the 2011-12 academic year, from preschool all the way through high school. That's up 10% from last year and 72% from the start of the recession, according to the most recent data available from the National Center for Homeless Education, which is funded by the Department of Education.