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‘No one knew we were homeless’: relief funds hope to reach students missing from virtual classrooms

Remote learning has made it harder for school staff to pick up on clues that students lack permanent housing. New federal funding is meant to help re-establish contact

Portia and her two boys were living at the St Ambrose Family Shelter in Dorchester, Massachusetts, located in an old Catholic church, when the pandemic hit.

To protect her family from the virus, she moved in with her mother in a one-bedroom apartment. But with a baby brother in the same room and unreliable wifi, 13-year-old Quentin began to struggle in school. Then the landlord threatened to evict them, calling the arrangement a fire hazard.

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