ERIC Number: ED474387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Educating Children without Housing: A Primer on Legal Requirements and Implementation Strategies for Educators, Advocates and Policymakers.
Duffield, Barbara; Heybach, Laurene M.; Julianelle, Patricia F.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was enacted in 1987 as the first federal legislation intended to comprehensively combat homelessness. Title VII-B of the Act created the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program, which authorizes the appropriation of federal funds to ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness receive a free, appropriate public education. This book focuses on (1) "Issues of Homelessness and Education: Causes, Consequences and Definitions"; (2) "State, Local and Federal Responsibilities Regarding Access to Education: Removing Barriers to Enrollment, Attendance and Success"; (3) "School Responsibilities and Implementation Strategies" (stability and school selection, discrimination and segregation, and identification of and outreach to families and youth experiencing homelessness); (4) "Supporting Academic Achievement: Title I, Part A Requirements"; and (5) "You Are Not Alone! Resources for Understanding and Implementing the McKinney-Vento Act." Two appendices contain a list of state coordinators for the education of homeless children and youth and statutory provisions defining the role of the U.S. Department of Education in the administration of the McKinney-Vento Act. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Homeless People, Legal Responsibility, Poverty, Public Education, School Responsibility, Special Needs Students, State Government
American Bar Association, Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, 740 15th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 ($15). Tel: 202-662-1693; Fax: 202-638-3844; Web site: http://www.abanet.org/homeless.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987