ERIC Number: ED442881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Q&A: Questions and Answers Guide on the Education of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations. Opening the Doors of Public Education for Children and Youth in Texas.
Texas Univ., Austin. Office for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.
This publication provides school administrators, teachers, staff, shelter personnel, social service providers, and others with information on the education of homeless children and youth in Texas. It covers a broad range of topics with information on current federal and state laws and policies, educational programs and services, and state and local social services. It provides insights into the physical and mental health and safety needs of homeless children and youth and how these needs can be addressed through collaboration between the school and community. After a glossary of acronyms, the paper presents background information on the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the Texas response to the Act, the Texas response to children and youth living without parents or legal guardians, state legislation, and homelessness in Texas. Additional resources on homeless education are listed. Part 1 offers a definition of homelessness and homeless children. Part 2 describes school responsibilities for enrollment. Part 3 focuses on how schools can help homeless students and what these students' needs are. Part 4 describes the role of shelters. Part 5 discusses special education and the homeless student. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Children, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Public Education, School Community Relationship, School Responsibility, School Role, Special Education, State Legislation, Student Needs
Office for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, University of Texas at Austin, Charles A. Dana Center, 2901 North IH-35, DEV 2.200, Austin, TX 78722-2348. Tel: 800-446-3142 (Toll Free in Texas); Web site: http://www.utdanacenter.org/OEHCY.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Texas Univ., Austin. Charles A. Dana Center.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Office for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987