1 in 8 students in NYC experience homelessness before 5th grade: Report

(METRO US) March 17, 2019

One in eight New York City elementary school students experiences homelessness before fifth grade, according to a new study out of New York University.

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development looked at student homelessness across the five boroughs in a new report out Wednesday.

The study follows the 81,669 New York City public school students who began kindergarten in the fall of 2012 for five years, giving unique insight into the trajectory of these students’ lives.