Homeless students in Oregon

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Definitions: The percentage of students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence during the academic year. A student is identified as homeless when they live in emergency shelter or share housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship and/or stay at motels or live in cars, parks, public places, tents, trailers, or other similar settings.

Data Source: Oregon Department of Education. 

Percentage of public school students lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence during the 2015-16 school year.

Numerator: Oregon Department of Education. “Homeless Education Program: McKinney-Vento Act.” http://www.oregon.gov/ode/schools-and-districts/grants/ESEA/McKinney-Vento/Documents/Homeless-Students-Dona-Bolt-V2.pdf

Denominator: Oregon Department of Education. “Student Enrollment Reports: Fall Membership Report 2015-2016.” http://www.oregon.gov/ode/reports-and-data/students/Pages/Student-Enrollment-Reports.aspx