You can measure Cheryl Camany’s success by how high the stacks of pink paper are piled around her office.
Each slip of paper is a residency questionnaire parents fill out for their kids at the beginning of the school year, and each offers a clue to just how many homeless students there are in this Salinas school district.
In the last four years, the number of homeless students in California has increased by more than 20 percent. As that rate rises, some school districts are doing a better job than others at identifying their homeless students and offering help.
[For more on this story by Vanessa Rancano, go to https://www.kqed.org/news/1171...-vulnerable-students]