ERIC Number: ED448217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
National Symposium on Transportation for Homeless Children and Youth. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (Williamsburg, Virginia, February 20-21, 2000).
Bowman, Diana, Comp.; Bundy, Atticia, Comp.; Peoples, Abigail, Comp.
In February 2000, the National Center for Homeless Education convened 25 experts to examine issues pertaining to the transportation of homeless students in a move to ensure their access to education. In a variety of presentations and discussions, participants examined and analyzed the complex issues surrounding transporting homeless students. The meeting addressed the following issues: barriers to transportation for homeless students and why the barriers exist; features of successful approaches to addressing the transportation needs of homeless students; what school districts and communities need to know and be able to do to address these transportation issues and how they can build their capacity to address the issue; how policies and legislation can support school districts and communities in their efforts to provide transportation for homeless children and youth; and what needs to be done. This report discusses what each person can do, and presents issues for further research. Five appendixes include: an issue brief; the 1994 Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act; the federal definition of homeless children and youth and the U.S. Department of Education's 1995 preliminary guidance; the symposium agenda; and the symposium participant list. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bus Transportation, Consciousness Raising, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Homeless People, School Districts
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education, Greensboro, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987