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Duffield, Barbara; Julianelle, Patricia; Santos, Michael – National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2016
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, Childrens Rights, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2013
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the release of its 2010 Notice of Funding Availability for the Homeless Assistance Programs that it administers. As a result of the passage of the HEARTH Act, there are four new requirements for HUD-funded homeless service programs related to education. These…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Homeless People, Change Strategies, Program Implementation
Dukes, Christina – National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2013
This toolkit serves as a comprehensive resource on the issue of higher education access and success for homeless students, including information on understanding homeless students, assisting homeless students in choosing a school, helping homeless students pay for application-related expenses, assisting homeless students in finding financial aid…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Access to Education, Higher Education
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2010
The economic downturn has forced more families and youth to lose their footing, falling downward into the spiral of homelessness and jeopardizing children and youth's educational success. At the same time, a one-time increase in federal funding for school-based efforts to identify and support homeless children and youth has enabled more school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Districts, Disadvantaged Youth, Homeless People
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2010
Attending school and securing lawful status in the United States are two keys to safety and security for undocumented unaccompanied homeless youth. This brief is designed to provide young people, immigration attorneys and advocates, McKinney-Vento liaisons and educators with basic information to help them access these keys. After describing some…
Descriptors: Youth, Immigration, Homeless People, Undocumented Immigrants
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2010
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Specifically, it prohibits a school from disclosing personally identifiable information from students' education records without the consent of a parent or eligible student, unless an exception to FERPA's general consent…
Descriptors: Student Records, Technical Assistance, Privacy, Homeless People
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2009
This two-page brief answers various questions about the relationship between the filing of tax returns and a youth's completion of the FAFSA. Questions answered include: How does a youth's decision to file a tax return affect the FAFSA?; Are youth required to file tax returns?; and What should an unaccompanied youth do if his/her parents claim…
Descriptors: Taxes, Homeless People, Financial Aid Applicants, Eligibility
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2009
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. The answers are general responses based on federal statutes, regulations, and guidance; relevant case law; and best practices from across the country. While the National…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Homeless People, Childrens Rights, Youth Problems
Julianelle, Patricia – National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2008
Unaccompanied youth are young people who lack safe, stable housing and who are not in the care of a parent or guardian. They may have run away from home or been forced to leave by their parents. Unaccompanied youth live in a variety of temporary situations, including shelters, the homes of friends or relatives, cars, campgrounds, public parks,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Latchkey Children, Change Strategies, Improvement Programs
Duffield, Barbara; Lovell, Phillip – National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2008
While the economic downturn has appropriately become the top priority of policy makers, one element of the crisis has gone largely unnoticed: its impact on children and youth. Largely due to the economic and housing crises, many school districts across the country report increases in the number of homeless students in the classroom. "The Economic…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Disadvantaged Youth, Homeless People, Economic Impact
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2008
On Wednesday, December 12, President Bush signed the "Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007" into law. The legislation reauthorizes the Head Start Act and contains numerous provisions on homelessness and foster care. A summary of those provisions is provided in this paper.
Descriptors: School Readiness, Foster Care, Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2008
Youth experiencing homelessness or in foster care face numerous barriers to higher education. Inadequate college readiness, the complexity of the financial aid process, and lack of housing and support services once enrolled in college make obtaining a college degree an often insurmountable challenge. Yet a college education offers these youth the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Foster Care, Homeless People
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2007
Unaccompanied homeless youth are young people who lack safe, stable housing and who are not in the care of a parent or guardian. They may have run away from home or been forced to leave by their parents. Unaccompanied youth live in a variety of temporary situations, including shelters, the homes of friends or relatives, cars, campgrounds, public…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Youth, Homeless People, Access to Education