The US Department of Education recently released homeless youth numbers for the 2010-2011 school year, and sadly the data does not look very good in Colorado and around the nation.
Overall, there are more than 1,065,794 homeless students reported enrolled in Local Education Agencies across the country. That’s a 13% increase over the previous year, and an 11% increase from the 2008-2009 school year.
In states like Colorado, the growth is worse. The homeless student population jumped to more than 20,000 here in the 2010-2011 school year, up 30 percent from 2008-2009 (that amounts to about 5,000 additional homeless youth).
The DOE says these increases could be attributed to the economic downtown, natural disasters or potentially some data alignment issues they’ve faced recently. The Colorado Department of Education expects some students will be displaced due to the recent summer wildfires; 500+ claims are being filed for home loss from the High Park and Waldo Canyon fires.
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