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City Council Member Lewis Fidler

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For Homeless Students, Many Unanswered Questions

Friday, November 18, 2011

How many homeless students are enrolled in the city schools? How many live within walking distance of their schools? Those and other questions came into sharp focus this week with a news report about N-Dia Layne, a 4th grader searching for stability, with no clear answers from city agencies readily available.

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Too Few Homeless Students Appropriately Placed, City Concedes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

At a City Council hearing, the Department of Homeless Services acknowledged that only about 35 percent of families that came through the shelter system were being placed in the district where their youngest child attends school.

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