Last year California was home to more than 270,000 homeless children, a number that’s been growing steadily due to the housing crisis. Those children live in almost every district in the state and have unique educational needs. EdSource takes a close look at the challenges these children face, and what schools and communities are doing to help.
Of the nation's 1.6 million homeless youth, 40 percent identify as LGBT, according to one survey.
University of Chicago researchers surveyed 26,000 young people ages 13 to 25 to gauge the extent of homelessness.
Federal law guarantees homeless children a right to an education, regardless of where they're living.