The number of homeless students in Washington state has risen from 27,000 to 30,000, according to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Institution (OSPI).
“It’s been going up every single year. We’re not surprised,” said Nathan Olson, spokesperson at OSPI. “One student homeless is a sad thing; 30,000 is a sad thing.”
Despite the 11.8 percent increase in homeless students, some believe that 30,000 is an underestimate.