The Madeleine Brand Show

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Homeless kids take the long ride to school

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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A homeless child waits for his bus. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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?

This story was produced in collaboration with Spot.us.

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