More Homeless Students in Oregon Schools

Friday, September 30, 2011

The number of homeless students enrolled in Oregon schools is on the rise, according to the latest numbers from the The Oregon Department of Education.

Statewide, 20,545 students were in unstable housing during the 2010-2011 school year.

Statewide, the number of homeless students was up by about 1,500 from the year before, and has doubled since the state started taking a homeless student count during the 2003-2004 school year.

"These are kids who aren't choosing their situations and are victims of their circumstances," said Kristin Kinnie, Homeless Liaison for the North Clackamas School District.

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