Hundreds of homeless kids have fallen off the radar in Salem during coronavirus pandemic

In a typical year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools educates about 1,200 students who lack stable housing.

But that number sank at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic when it became increasingly challenging for schools that had switched to remote learning to identify and help those in need.

Now, as the pandemic continues to rage, schools and local nonprofits are working to find those still unaccounted for.

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

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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