Homeless students

Lauren Ibanez

 

Graduating high school in Oregon isn’t always easy. Even though last year the state saw the largest graduating class on record, 20% of seniors still didn’t graduate. That is despite graduation requirements being loosened during the COVID-19 pandemic. If students are  worried about finances, food and housing — and experiencing homelessness — it is even harder to get a diploma.

The number of K-12 students who are homeless in Oregon decreased last year-- but just slightly. A new report by the state Department of Education shows the youth homeless count, district by district.

USDA / Flickr.com

More Oregon students are homeless, a trend that’s going on its fourth consecutive year.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more. 

USDA / Flickr.com

More Oregon students are homeless, a trend that’s going on its fourth consecutive year.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more. 

Oregon Hits Record Number of Homeless Students

Oct 5, 2015
KOIN.com

Oregon school districts served over 20 thousand homeless students in the 2014-15 school year, an 8 percent increase from the previous year.