ERIC Number: EJ1019890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program: Implications for Special Educators
Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Ryan, Joseph B.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v49 n2 p92-98 Nov 2013
During the 2008-2009 academic school year, nearly a million (956,914) students were reported by school districts as being homeless, a 41% increase over just a 2-year period year. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of national legislative efforts to address the education of children who are homeless, with a particular emphasis on students with disabilities. The McKinney-Vento Act is intended to provide some relief to the many challenges children who are homeless face. The act provides federal funding to the states and establishes requirements that expedite and in fact bypass bureaucratic documentation requirements for school enrollment and help create a stable school environment that provides the opportunity for these students to succeed in school.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Access to Education, Disabilities, Federal Aid, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Grants, Enrollment, Transportation, Disability Identification, Data Collection, Outreach Programs, Communication Strategies, Resource Allocation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A