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Conflicting Definitions of Homelessness Complicate Aid Eligibility

As Nathan Bernier of KUT News reports, most of the Texas students identified as homeless by their school districts are ineligible for federal aid because of mixed definitions of what it means to be homeless.

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In Texas, 80,000 students have been identified as homeless by their school districts. But as Nathan Bernier of KUT News reports, a new report says the overwhelming majority of them are ineligible for federal aid because of conflicting definitions of what it means to be homeless.

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