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Waggoner, Charles R. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
School administrators face many decisions that require a degree of legal knowledge. The "McKinney-Vento Act" requires schools to enroll students that are experiencing homelessness immediately, even if the student is unable to provide any documentation that is typically required by states and school districts before students can be…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Access to Education, Educational Legislation
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Havlik, Stacey A.; Rowley, Patrick; Puckett, Jessica; Wilson, George; Neasen, Erin – Professional School Counseling, 2018
This qualitative study explored the experiences of 23 school counselors in addressing the needs of students experiencing homelessness. Phenomenological analysis revealed two overarching themes: (a) school counselors as the first line of support and (b) the desire to help while feeling helpless. Findings suggest that participants feel underprepared…
Descriptors: Homeless People, School Counselors, Student Needs, Qualitative Research
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Aviles, Ann M.; Heybach, Jessica A. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
During the 2012-13 school year, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) reported 18,669 students were enrolled in the Students in Temporary Living Situations (STLS) program. In this paper, we seek to discuss school closings in relationship to their impact on poor, unstably housed, black students in Chicago. Critical race theory (CRT) constructs of (1)…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Neoliberalism, Public Schools, School Closing
Ingram, Erin S.; Bridgeland, John M.; Reed, Bruce; Atwell, Matthew – Civic Enterprises, 2017
Student homelessness is on the rise, with more than 1.3 million homeless students identified during the 2013-14 school year. This is a 7 percent increase from the previous year and more than double the number of homeless students in 2006-07. As high as these numbers seem, they are almost certainly undercounts. Despite increasing numbers, these…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Nelms, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study was conducted to determine if a growing, urban school district was adequately addressing the academic, social-emotional and behavioral needs of students identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act. McKinney-Vento eligible students were compared to non-homeless virtual twins. Each twin was created through averaging three…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Urban Schools, School Districts
Hatchett, Theowauna – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study was conducted to determine if a growing, urban school district was adequately addressing the academic, social-emotional and behavioral needs of students identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act. McKinney-Vento eligible students were compared to non-homeless virtual twins. Each twin was created through averaging three…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Urban Schools, School Districts
Minnis, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study was conducted to determine if a growing, urban school district was adequately addressing the academic, social-emotional and behavioral needs of students identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act. McKinney-Vento eligible students were compared to non-homeless virtual twins. Each twin was created through averaging three…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Ellis, Addie Lucille; Geller, Kathy D. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This narrative study is based on stories told by African American adolescents experiencing homelessness. It offers insights into their lived experiences and describes the challenges faced in negotiating the urban education system. African American youth are disproportionately represented in the adolescent homeless demographic. "Unheard and…
Descriptors: Housing, African American Students, Adolescents, Disproportionate Representation
Robson, Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The needs of homeless students are significant and varied. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act helps ensure homeless students can access a quality education. One of the key provisions is the requirement that all LEAs identify a liaison to be in charge of meeting the needs of homeless students. The purpose of this study was to understand the…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Access to Education, Educational Quality
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Hallett, Ronald E.; Low, Justin A.; Skrla, Linda – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2015
How policies get translated and enacted by school districts frame how students experience reforms associated with federal law. This qualitative case study of a Northern California school district explores the importance of integrating homeless student initiatives within all aspects of the district functioning. Drawing from the equity framework of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Intervention, School Districts, Board of Education Policy
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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
National Council on Disability, 2015
In conjunction with its fall quarterly meeting, NCD convened a stakeholder forum in Atlanta in October 2014 to receive testimony on the role of special education in the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The findings and recommendations in this report are based upon the culmination of that testimony, interviews with experts, and review of available…
Descriptors: Disabilities, At Risk Persons, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Mohan, Erica; Shields, Carolyn M. – Critical Questions in Education, 2014
In a given year, approximately 1.6 million children in the United States experience homelessness, and research shows that their living conditions generally place these children at risk for educational underperformance and failure at school (Hall, 2007; Love, 2009). Although lack of education or low levels of education on the part of a head of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Student Experience, Disadvantaged, Educational Experience
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Grineski, Steve – Critical Questions in Education, 2014
It is widely reported that children who are homeless are victimized by overwhelming challenges like poverty and ill-advised policy decisions, such as underfunding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This act is the only federal legislation devoted to this marginalized group. Children who are homeless, however, should not be characterized…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Children, Poverty, Interviews
Aviles de Bradley, Ann Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Research that addresses educational rights of unaccompanied homeless youth in grades 9-12 is limited. The McKinney-Vento Act was created to address the many needs of homeless individuals, including children and youth's right to an education. McKinney-Vento was created over twenty-years ago, and this research sought to examine the implementation of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Interviews, Observation, African Americans
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