"Michigan Department of Education officials say they're only now starting to get a handle on how many students statewide are homeless. And the numbers they've collected are startling.
The number of homeless students enrolled across Michigan jumped from 7,500 in the 2007-08 school year to 14,682 in the 2008-09 school year -- a 96% increase.A big reason is the economic situation in Michigan, which has led to massive unemployment and home foreclosures
... Kathleen Kropf, Macomb Intermediate School District's
- Detroit Free Press