ERIC Number: ED348437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Homeless Children and Youth: How Are We Measuring Up? A Progress Report, School Year 1990-91.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Compensatory Education and Support Services.
This report measures how well Maryland educators are working together to provide a public education that meets the long- and short-term needs of homeless children and youth by providing environments that support their physical, social, and emotional growth. It outlines accomplishments for the 1990-91 school year, recommends ways of addressing issues in the 1990 McKinney Act Amendments (MAAs), provides a statewide profile of the numbers of homeless children and youth, summarizes barriers and special needs of homeless children, and provides data about the circumstances and needs of school-age children who live apart from their families with relatives and/or friends. Profiles of interviewed mothers describe the pain and stress that homeless children and their families face daily, and excerpts from children's letters reveal the children's feelings during this time of crisis. This report updates legislative requirements in the 1990 MAAs, explains school districts' obligations under Section 504 to identify and locate handicapped homeless children and youth, reviews Chapter 1 policy for the eligibility of homeless children, highlights the Mandatory Kindergarten Law's impact for homeless parents and their 5-year-old children, explains the School Health Services Standards' Physical Examination Requirement, and provides data about Exemplary Practices. Data are given in six figures and numerous tables. (RLC)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Environment, Educational Legislation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Homeless People, Low Income Groups, Public Education, Secondary School Students, Special Needs Students, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Compensatory Education and Support Services.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland