ERIC Number: ED339520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Homeless, Not Hopeless: Ensuring Educational Opportunity for America's Homeless Children and Youth.
Johnson, Joseph F., Jr., Ed.; Wand, Barbara, Ed.
This position document is introduced by a fact sheet that lists the numbers of homeless people and the appropriations for various programs that assist homeless people. The executive summary discusses: (1) the plight of homeless children; (2) the passage of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments of 1990 by the U.S. Congress; (3) services authorized and funds appropriated by the McKinney Amendments; (4) constraints on states' ability to use McKinney funds; (5) concerns regarding the proposed presidential budget for 1992; and (6) the increase in the number of homeless children attending school between 1987 and 1989. The bulk of the document consists of case studies that describe the hardships and triumphs of children and their families as they respond to the trauma of homelessness. The stories also describe the efforts of school personnel to help homeless students succeed. Case studies of children in Arkansas, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington are presented. Each case study is followed by a description of the ways in which the state would like to broaden its efforts to respond to the educational needs of homeless children. An appendix presents the text of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments of 1990. (BC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Budgets, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Homeless People, Position Papers, State Departments of Education, State Programs
Peggy Jackson-Jobe, Maryland Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, 4th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Coordinators for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, Austin, TX.