Sunday, August 30, 2015

Kentucky has more than 30,000 homeless students

(AP) — A review of federal education data shows more than 30,000 students in Kentucky are homeless.

According to reports, the analysis shows Kentucky has the nation's highest rate of student homelessness.

The number of homeless students in Kentucky has nearly doubled in less than six years, reaching a high of more than 35,000 students in the 2011-12 school year. In 2013-14, the number dropped slightly from more than 31,000. But that's still far more than the 17,716 homeless students recorded in 2006-07.

Under a definition by the U.S. Department of Education, children are considered homeless if they are living in a shelter, motel or campground, car, outside or with another family member due to loss of housing or economic hardship.