ERIC Number: ED450194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
The Education of Homeless Children: Rules, Rights and Practical Solutions. A Training Manual for Shelter Providers, Staff, Advocates and Parents.
Heybach, Laurene M.; Nix-Hodes, Patricia; Price, Sarah
These training materials provide advocates with the tools needed to help families obtain a stable and effective education for their children despite the condition of homelessness and the trauma that accompanies it. Nine sections include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "How Mobility Hurts Homeless Children and Schools"; (3) "Laws and Rules Governing the Education of Homeless Children" (the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the Illinois Education for Homeless Children Act, policy of the State Board of Education, and the settlement agreement in Salazar v. Edwards); (4) "What the Laws and Rules Mean for Homeless Families in Chicago" (choice of schools, records, enrollment, the appeal process, transportation, and equality); (5) "A Word about Children or Youth with Special Education Needs" (children and youth currently attending school and children not currently attending school); (6) "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth"; (7) "Other Important Issues" (Chicago public school liaisons, outreach, tutoring, food programs, preschool eligibility, fee waivers, notice, uniforms, and standardized tests and mandatory summer school); (8) "Practical Suggestions for Shelter Staff"; and (9) "Conclusion." Ten appendixes, which comprise the bulk of the document, present details on various legislative acts and educational guidelines and policies. Also included is a brochure entitled "Going to School: Your Rights, Your Choices." (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Children, Educational Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Homeless People, Homeless Shelters, Homosexuality, Poverty, Public Schools, Social Discrimination
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, 1325 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 205, Chicago, IL 60605 ($11). Tel: 312-435-4548; Fax: 312-435-0918; Web site: http://www.chicagohomeless.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987