The National Center for Homeless Education, which is affiliated with UNCG, was cited in news reports by both WND and the News Observer for its research relating to rates of student homelessness.

The center found that the number of homeless students in North Carolina schools jumped 53 percent from the 2010-11 to 2011-12 school year.

Funded by the Department of Education, the center reported in October that there were 1.2 million homeless students in U.S. public schools during the 2011-2012 academic year.

The center lists warning signs for public-school officials to help them determine if a child is homeless, including hording food; poor self-esteem and unwillingness to risk forming relationships with peers and with teachers; a fear of abandonment; a need for immediate gratification; and “school phobia,” an unusual need to be with a parent.

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