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Aviles, Ann M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article highlights McKinney-Vento awareness and implementation as experienced and understood by unaccompanied youth facing housing instability and the adults charged with its implementation in schools. A qualitative inquiry was used to capture the perspectives of youth experiencing housing instability as they navigated a large urban school…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Accountability, Educational Policy, High School Students
Education Law Center, 2017
There is no question that students who experience homelessness, like all students, are entitled to be educated. A federal law, known as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, requires states to provide homeless children and youth with the same access to free appropriate public education as is available to other students. The Act also requires…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Equal Education
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Tobin, Kerri – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
AERA's 2017 Call for Proposals asks us to consider pathways to achieving equal educational opportunity. This presentation argues that homelessness is one critical issue often overlooked when considering such pathways. Nationwide, over 1.3 million students experienced homelessness in 2013 (National Association for the Education of Homeless Children…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Barriers, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education
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Uretsky, Mathew C.; Stone, Susan – Children & Schools, 2016
Little is known about academic performance among homeless high school students, although correlates of academic performance are well documented among their peers in the elementary and middle school grades. This study explores the relationship between student-level demographic and academic performance indicators (for example, grade point average…
Descriptors: Homeless People, High School Students, Exit Examinations, Performance Factors
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Stone, Susan; Uretsky, Mathew – Urban Education, 2016
We utilized a pooled sample of elementary, middle, and high school-aged children identified as homeless via definitions set forth by McKinney-Vento legislation in a large urban district in California to estimate the extent to which school factors contributed to student attendance, suspensions, test-taking behaviors, and performance on state…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Homeless People
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Aviles de Bradley, Ann – Urban Education, 2015
A qualitative research study conducted in two public high schools in an urban area of the Midwest sought to explore the issue of race as it pertains to educational policy implementation for unaccompanied homeless youth of color. Critical Race Theory (CRT) served as the guiding frame and method, uncovering the underlying theme of race in school…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Educational Policy, Critical Theory, Race