Students in temporary housing often struggle academically. According to a report on New York City from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, a policy research organization, students in temporary housing are nearly twice as likely to be chronically absent — meaning they miss at least 20 days of school — as students who are not homeless. They are also nearly three times as likely to transfer schools midyear, and they have much lower rates of academic proficiency.

via New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools – The New York Times