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Homeless kids take the long ride to school




A homeless child waits for his bus.
A homeless child waits for his bus.
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There are tens of thousands of homeless children in Los Angeles. Getting to school is hard when their families are constantly moving around. Reporter Alex Schmidt says some kids are spending hours commuting to and from their old neighborhood school. When families lose their housing, should kids change schools? And is there a better way to track empty beds throughout Southern California?

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