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ERIC Number: EJ1017319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
Providing Lifelines for Our Nation's Homeless Youth
Duffield, Barbara
School Business Affairs, v79 n5 p8-11 May 2013
This article discusses educational challenges for homeless children and explains how districts can and must meet their needs. According to the U.S. Department of Education Federal Data Collection, 1,065,794 homeless children and youth were enrolled in public schools for the school year 2010-2011, the highest number on record. After listing barriers to education faced by homeless youth, it describes the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the primary federal law designed to raise the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A