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Tacoma Public Schools to expand housing for homeless students

April 10, 2024
Franque Thompson | Fox 13 Seattle

TACOMA, Wash. – More than 2,500 students in Tacoma Public Schools [TPS] are experiencing housing instability or homelessness, according to district officials. That’s more than any other school district in Washington.

“If you’re a homeless student of a duration or even for a short time, that trauma does have a lasting impact on your academic and overall social development,” said Taj Jensen, a director with TPS who oversees the district’s Title I, LAP, and McKinney-Vento Services.