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Shaw, Sara – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
During the first year of life children are at the greatest risk for experiencing homelessness (Perlman & Fantuzzo, 2010). Unfortunately, data on the number of infants and toddlers experiencing homelessness are extremely limited, and any data available are inadequate for a variety of reasons. There is minimal information on how many young…
Descriptors: Data, Infants, Toddlers, Homeless People
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2018
Each state education agency (SEA) must address all required elements of the consolidated State plan. Although the information an SEA provides for each requirement will reflect that particular requirement, an SEA is encouraged to consider whether particular descriptions or strategies meet multiple requirements or goals. In developing its…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, Federal Legislation
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2018
Homelessness often is accompanied by poverty, stress, and instability. As a result, children and youth in homeless situations frequently must overcome many educational challenges. The McKinney-Vento Act requires local educational agencies (LEAs, hereafter "school districts") to identify children and youth experiencing homelessness, and…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Poverty, Children, Youth
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2018
This brief provides important information to service providers on the requirements under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (subsequently referred to in this brief as the McKinney-Vento Act), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The McKinney-Vento Act ensures educational rights and protections for homeless children and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Elementary Secondary Education, Barriers
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Morgan, Hani – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
The number of American homeless youth has skyrocketed in the twenty-first century. In 2015, for example, this number reached a record high, becoming twice as high as it was before the recession. Educators should be concerned about this problem because homelessness is more harmful to children than to adults and interferes dramatically with their…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Guidelines, Teacher Student Relationship, Public Policy
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Havlik, Stacey A; Sanders, Carrie; Wilson, Emma – Journal of College Access, 2018
This article describes the unique college and career preparation challenges faced by students experiencing homelessness (SEH), framed using a Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) lens. The experience of homelessness presents barriers for secondary students, which can impact their college self-efficacy, outcome expectations of attending and…
Descriptors: Homeless People, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Social Cognition
Center for Education Equity, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, 2018
Part of the Center for Education Equity, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium's (CEE's) "Exploring Equity Issues" series, this paper provides an overview of students experiencing homelessness in America's schools and some of the barriers to serving them. We discuss the McKinney-Vento Act, the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Sullivan-Walker, Melissa E.; Rock, Marcia L.; Popp, Patricia A. – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Homelessness is a complex and multifaceted condition that affects 2.5 million, or one in every 30, children annually. Based on these numbers, it is likely that at least one student has experienced or is experiencing homelessness in most public school classrooms. Sixteen percent of students experiencing homelessness also received services under…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disabilities, Special Education, Teamwork
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
The U.S. education system is founded on the idea that students are in class every weekday; simply put, to benefit from school, a student must be in attendance. Nevertheless, many students miss school on a regular basis, thereby missing out on valuable instruction. Statistics on absenteeism among homeless students are particularly concerning, with…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Homeless People, At Risk Students, Prevention
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
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. This brief explains the key provisions in the…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Barriers
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
This is the update to a brief originally published in Winter 2014. The word "homeless" typically does not bring to mind images of children and youth, but the reality is that many people experiencing homelessness are under the age of 18; some of them are a part of families experiencing homelessness, while others are youth experiencing…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Children, Youth
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
The process of immigrating to a new country and acclimating to its culture can be stressful. Leaving family, friends, and familiar surroundings creates uncertainty and anxiety for immigrants attempting to assimilate into American society while trying to retain part of their own culture and heritage. Even immigrants with extensive professional…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Immigrants, Federal Legislation, Refugees
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2017
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the education rights of children and youth in homeless situations, based on the amendments made by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which took effect on October 1, 2016. The answers are general responses based on federal statutes,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights, Guidance
US Department of Education, 2017
The McKinney-Vento Act was originally authorized in 1987 and originally sponsored programs to provide services to the homeless. The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under the McKinney-Vento Act, State educational agencies (SEAs)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Access to Education, Equal Education
Arkansas Department of Education, 2017
This document reflects work that began prior to the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act. In 2015 the Arkansas Department of Education began engaging with stakeholders to determine how the Department could better support students, educators, school and district leaders, and communities in their efforts to improve student outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Accountability
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