08/22/2014 04:55 pm ET

Colorado Schools Face Rising Numbers Of Homeless Students

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A dingy fleece blanket is draped over the fish tank to keep the kids from watching TV in the reflection of the glass when they are supposed to fall asleep.

At bedtime, the four oldest — Jaquan, Matthew, Jazmine and DeArShay — take the blankets and pillows stuffed in the shelves beside the motel bed and lie on dirty, torn carpet. They have bedbug bites on their arms and legs.

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