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ERIC Number: ED574595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Transporting Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness. McKinney-Vento Law into Practice Brief Series
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Changing schools may greatly impede the academic achievement and social development of students experiencing homelessness. Students who transfer to a new school often experience educational discontinuity and, as a result, lose academic credits. Moreover, the mobility experienced by these students separates them from their social network and from teachers and school staff who know their academic strengths and weaknesses. Coupled with the distress caused by the loss of housing, and the economic strain that often accompanies this, changing schools puts homeless students at risk of academic failure. Research studies have demonstrated a link between high mobility due to homelessness and poor school performance. This brief explains the provisions of Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 11431-11435, hereafter referred to as "The McKinney-Vento Act"), related to the transportation of children and youth experiencing homelessness and offers strategies for implementing the law.
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: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Healthy Students (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987