MJ Dizon, 18, is photographed at North Thurston Public Schools’ Family & Youth Resource Center in Olympia. Dizon became homeless during his senior year of high school but with the help of North Thurston Public Schools’ student navigator program was able to get an apartment and graduate. He is now a student at Western Washington University. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
(Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
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Homeless students graduate far behind peers — except in this WA school district

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