Homeless — and on track to graduate | Joanne

A Manhattan charter schools that serves the neediest teens — many of them homeless — is likely to exceed the the city’s overall graduation rate this year, reports Hechinger’s Kyle Spencer on WNYC News. Broome Street Charter Academy is a “community school” that offers a range of supports, including a 5:30 pm dinner.

Animata Diop, an immigrant from West Africa,  completes an assignment in anthropology class. She lives with an aunt. Photo: Jackie Mader/Hechinger Report

Many of Broome Street’s students come from “chaotic homes” with violent or absent parents, writes Spencer. “Some have…

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