Schools House Homeless Kids

A school district outside St. Louis is opening a home this fall for homeless students. The Maplewood-Richmond Heights district bought a house and had lined up a dozen teenagers to live there by mid-summer. Though many school officials try to help kids living on their own to find housing, it’s rare for schools to own property for that purpose. In 2004, there were more than 100,000 homeless U.S. high school students. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/29)

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