By Troy Closson in the New York Times, 1 November 2023.
The rising number of homeless students in New York City, hit a record high of 119,320, presenting challenges for the Mayor Eric Adams’ administration and education system. As the city’s unhoused student population grows, it faces increased strains on resources, and heightened concerns for student support and services. This surge brings attention to the need for expanded educational assistance, housing support, and resources for vulnerable students. It underlines the urgent requirement for an improved education system to support unhoused children and break the cycle of homelessness.