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San Diego Schools Struggle With Growing Number Of Homeless Students

KPBS Special Report

KPBS Education Reporter Kyla Calvert takes an in-depth look at San Diego Unified School District's efforts to help its 3,500 homeless students stay in school.

3-Part Series

Tease photo: Without Family To Lean On, One San Diego Student Is Determined To Thrive

Without Family To Lean On, One San Diego Student Is Determined To Thrive

Courtney Medlin, 16, travels an hour-and-a-half to Scripps Ranch High School each morning. She was determined to stay after leaving her family for a group home.

2/15/12Read more

Tease photo: Homeless Students Find Welcoming Community In Sherman Heights

Homeless Students Find Welcoming Community In Sherman Heights

Sherman Elementary is making gains while serving a large number of homeless students. This story is part three of a series on San Diego Unified's growing homeless student population.

2/17/12Read more

Courtney Medlin, 16, travels an hour-and-a-half to Scripps Ranch High School each morning. She was determined to stay after leaving her family for a group home.

About a dozen San Diego Unified staff support the district's 3,500 homeless students.