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National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2019
The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Act is to ensure that students experiencing homelessness have access to the education and other services they need in order to meet state academic achievement standards, and ultimately, to graduate prepared for college and career. Most homeless educators work one-on-one with homeless children, youth, their parents…
Descriptors: Graduation, Homeless People, Risk Assessment, 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
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2018
Because the needs of homeless children and youths are so extensive and varied, State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) must become part of a system of services to ensure that these vulnerable children and youths can receive the support they need to attain an education. The McKinney-Vento Act, the Federal law that…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Federal Legislation, Homeless People, State Departments of Education
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; yet for children and youth experiencing homelessness, school provides stability, support, and hope for the future. Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation
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
Havlik, Stacey A. – National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
The number of students identified as homeless and enrolled in schools increased by 3.5% over a three-year span during the 2012-2013 to 2014-2015 school years (National Center for Homeless Education [NCHE], 2016). The education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended in December 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Students, School Counselors, Counselor Role
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, guarantees educational rights and supports for students experiencing homelessness. This brief summarizes the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act related to the identification of children and youth…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Children, Youth
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
The purpose of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA; 20 U.S.C. § 6301 et seq.) is to provide all children with a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. Title I, Part A is designed to meet the educational needs of low-achieving children in schools with the highest…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
Nearly half of students who drop out do so as a result of adverse conditions in the school, while 37% of dropouts are pulled out of school by challenges like financial worries, family needs, or employment. Only 14% of dropouts did so for reasons that can be described as failing out of school due to a lack of interest or academic progress (Doll,…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Homeless People, Credits, Barriers
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
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,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Students, Student Rights, Student Needs
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
Changing schools may greatly impede the academic achievement and social development of students experiencing homelessness. Research studies have demonstrated a link between high mobility due to homelessness and poor school performance (Cunningham, Harwood, & Hall, 2010; Obradovic, Long, Cutuli, Chan, Hinz, Heistad & Masten, 2009). Students…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Student Mobility, Laws
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