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ERIC Number: ED522241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Navigating the Intersections of IDEA and McKinney-Vento: A Problem-Solving Process. Best Practices in Homeless Education
Julianelle, Patricia
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the main federal program concerning the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. It provides federal funding to states, which then distribute the funds to their school districts through a competitive application process; the funds are used to ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness have access to the free, appropriate public education to which they are entitled under federal law. This publication was developed from the McKinney-Vento Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) administrators one-day web-based policy forum co-hosted by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) and Project Forum at the National Association for State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE). In June 2008, NASDSE and NCHE convened online state and local teams of McKinney-Vento and IDEA Part B and Part C administrators from Colorado, Texas, and Virginia. The purpose of this forum was to develop a collaborative process and identify strategies to enable state and local IDEA and McKinney-Vento staff to think through complex issues from an administrative and policy perspective. This brief was developed to assist in addressing complex issues that arise in applying the McKinney-Vento Act and IDEA to children who experience homelessness and have disabilities. [This brief was collaboratively developed with the National Association for the Education of Children and Youth.]
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge Street 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27435. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Texas; Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987