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Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High. See more national education news here

| February 11, 2020
Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High. See more national education news here

A record-high 1.5 million students were homeless during the 2017-18 school year, 11 percent more than the previous year and nearly double the number a decade ago, according to new federal data.

To put that in perspective, imagine a school district bigger than New York City and Miami-Dade put together, made up of children who are trailing other students—even those in poverty—by 10 percentage points or more in math, reading, and science. Eighteen percent of them have learning disabilities. Nearly that many are still learning English. Virtually all of them experience stress and trauma.

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Back to school: Are parents tapping college savings in 529 plans for private K-12 tuition?. See more national education news here

| September 10, 2019
Back to school: Are parents tapping college savings in 529 plans for private K-12 tuition?. See more national education news here

Few parents are using 529 savings plan for their school-aged children’s tuition more than a year after the Trump Administration first allowed the tax-advantaged funds to go to K-12 private education, according to several plan administrators.

About 5.5% of withdrawals for beneficiaries 16 and under were made in 2018, up 4% from 2016, according to Ascensus, which administers 529 plans for 20 states and the District of Columbia.

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Number of Homeless Students Soars. See more national education news here

| February 26, 2019
Number of Homeless Students Soars. See more national education news here

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS in kindergarten through the 12th grade who are homeless has increased by 70 percent over the last decade, according to new federal data that also suggests it shows no signs of slowing.

The report, published this month by the National Center for Homeless Education, housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, provides a three-year snapshot of homeless from the 2014-15 school year through the 2016-17 school year using federal data reported annually to the Department of Education by states.

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