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ERIC Number: ED522281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Clearing the Path to School Success for Students in Out-of-Home Care. Best Practices in Homeless Education
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education and the National Center for Homeless Education present this guide to help educators and child welfare advocates clear the path to school success for children and youth who are forced to leave their homes due to abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction. Two federal laws, among others, provide tools to clear the way: The McKinney-Vento Act and the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act. This guide provides basic information about both laws and suggests practical strategies for their implementation. The lives of three young people provide the context to show how child welfare and education staff can ensure school stability, attendance, and full participation for children and youth in out-of-home care. (Contains 23 footnotes.)
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: Guides - Non-Classroom; 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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987