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Why Some Homeless Students Travel 2 Hours to School

Gwendolyn Glenn
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WYPR
Sarah's Hope Homeless Shelter in Reisterstown.

Baltimore city school officials say the number of homeless students enrolled in the district so far, 1,900, is higher than it was last year at this time. What’s just as worrisome for officials is that 44 percent of those students are chronically absent from school.

Empty Desks is made possible through a grant from Open Society Institute-Baltimore: investing in solutions to Baltimore’s toughest problems.

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