There were more than 1,000 students experiencing homelessness in Salem-Keizer Public Schools in 2017-18, and more than 21,000 in public schools statewide. Local agencies are working together to service the families as the need grows. Read the story here.
Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.
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