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ERIC Number: ED594667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Students Experiencing Homelessness. Updated. McKinney-Vento Law into Practice Brief Series
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Homelessness is a devastating circumstance for any child or youth; but for youth on their own, the stresses of homelessness are multiplied. The myriad of challenges faced by youth experiencing homelessness on their own puts these students at risk of dropping out or school failure. Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized in 2015 by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.; hereafter the McKinney-Vento Act), guarantees educational rights and supports for students experiencing homelessness, including specific supports for unaccompanied youth. This brief explains the Act's provisions related to unaccompanied youth and suggests strategies for implementation.
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: homeless@serve.org; Web site: https://nche.ed.gov/
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974