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School Meets Challenge of Serving Homeless Students

The principal of Public School 188 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan describes ongoing efforts to recruit help to provide toothbrushes, laundry facilities and shoes for her homeless students.

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Public School 188 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan faces more than the average share of operational challenges, including a lack of money available for schools to provide for homeless students who lack the most basic necessities. Principal Suany Ramos describes efforts to recruit help to provide toothbrushes, laundry facilities and shoes for her students. (The New York Times)

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