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Education Law Center, 2018
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: Homeless People, Student Rights, Access to Education, Barriers
Louisiana Department of Education, 2017
Those closest to students have the greatest impact on their success. Given this belief, Louisiana has focused its efforts to support and empower principals in their role as school leaders. Successful principals reflect and plan, using data throughout the year to set goals and improve instruction. The Department helps principals develop their…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Leadership Qualities, Planning
Smink, Jay; Reimer, Mary – National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, 2017
The purpose of this report is threefold: to provide a brief overview of national dropout issues--both data and risk factors, with emphasis on those in rural areas--and then focusing on the particular factors that have the greatest impact on students in Mississippi; present the critical challenges for rural areas; and finally to recommend…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Dropout Prevention, At Risk Students, Dropout Rate
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