ERIC Number: ED330745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Homeless Children and Youth: How Are We Measuring Up? A Progress Report, School Year 1989-90.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Compensatory, Urban, and Supplementary Programs.
During the 1989-90 school year, the state of Maryland focused on heightening awareness, reaffirming commitments, and establishing partnerships between schools and shelters to ensure that homeless students had access to and success in school. The following accomplishments are outlined: (1) 21 local school districts implemented local policies and procedures for registration, transfer, and withdrawal of homeless students; (2) 30 site visits were conducted to feeder elementary and middle schools and 17 site visits were conducted at homeless shelters; (3) technical assistance was provided to feeder elementary schools and middle schools through 11 staff awareness sessions; (4) the first annual statewide conference on the education of homeless children and youth was planned and implemented; (5) a statewide tracking system for homeless children was maintained to provide accurate unduplicated statistical data; (6) an annual report and two brochures containing information about homeless children and youth were published and distributed; and (7) seven exemplary practices that meet the educational needs of homeless students were identified. Recommendations to increase the educational stability, continuity, and success of homeless children are made. Statistical data are presented in one table and six graphs. The following materials are included: (1) a profile of the life of a homeless family; (2) descriptions of four shelter-school partnership programs and three exemplary local practices; (3) the questionnaire used for site visits; and (4) a list of contacts for a video and other resources. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Compensatory, Urban, and Supplementary Programs.
Identifiers: Maryland; Partnerships; Shelters