Confronting Inequality in Education
Education in the United States can be vastly unequal depending on who a student is and where they live. Our investigative journalists bring a diverse set of lived experiences and to report with and in service to the people most affected by our work. We use data-driven accountability reporting to expose discriminatory systems affecting public education and to bring attention to solutions, frequently through collaboration with local journalists.
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The number of homeless students that go unidentified and under-served by public schools.
Rough number of work hours the Unhoused & Undercounted team devoted to the project.
UNHOUSED AND UNDERCOUNTED
Roughly 300,000 students entitled to rights reserved for homeless students have slipped through the cracks, unidentified by the school districts mandated to help them.
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