ERIC Number: ED288915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
The Educational Rights of Homeless Children.
Schumack, Sharon, Ed.
NEWSNOTES, n38 Sep 1987
This newsletter focuses on the educational rights of the homeless. It contains the following articles: (1) Homelessness: A Barrier to Education for Thousands of Children; (2) New Federal Act Protects Education Rights of Homeless Children; (3) Suggested Questions Regarding the Education Provisions of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act; and (4) Advocates in New York Challenge Denial of Education to Homeless Children. The extent of homelessness and its effect on children are discussed. Research has indicated that 43% of homeless children do not attend school, and that among the reasons are families' inability to meet residency requirements or to provide the schools with the necessary records, and lack of transportation. There are also indications that the homeless children are not made welcome in the schools. (PS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Civil Rights, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Family Problems, Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Peer Acceptance, Poverty
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Legal Services Corp., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Education, Boston, MA.