Educators Face Challenges In Ensuring Homeless Students Attend School

BOSTON — With homelessness on the rise in Massachusetts, supporting school age children experiencing homelessness is also a growing challenge. In the 2011-2012 academic year, public schools across the state identified and served more than 15,000 homeless students.

Alan Ingram, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition and says the main priority is making sure these kids can get to school.

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