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National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2016
Children and youth who experience homelessness face many barriers to education, yet school can be a source of stability, affirmation, and hope during a time of chaos and trauma when a young person loses his or her housing. Community service providers play a key role in linking homeless children and youth to schools and providing wraparound…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Elementary Secondary Education, Barriers
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
After disasters, displaced families long to return to a sense of normalcy. As such, reconnecting children and youth to school is especially important during this time. By providing the structure of the educational setting, schools can help children and youth overcome the trauma of a disaster and regain their academic and social stability. Once…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Coping, Access to Education, Homeless People
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
Parents experiencing homelessness may be struggling to enroll and keep their children in school. If they have a child with special needs, they may have even more challenges to make sure their child receives the help she needs. This brief helps parents with the following concerns and offers resources for additional assistance: (1) not knowing who…
Descriptors: Parent Student Relationship, Disabilities, Homeless People, Special Education
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
Subtitle VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized in 2001 by Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act and referred to in this brief as the McKinney-Vento Act, guarantees rights and services to remove educational barriers for homeless children and youth. The law requires states and school districts to follow a dispute…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Access to Education
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
During a disaster, youth may be separated from their parents or guardians. Parents who have lost their homes may place youth temporarily with friends or relatives; or youth may be separated from their parents during an emergency evacuation. Additionally, some youth could be on their own before a disaster occurs. Unaccompanied youth who lack a…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Natural Disasters, Homeless People, Federal Legislation
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
Changing schools may greatly impede the academic achievement and social development of students experiencing homelessness. Students who transfer to a new school often experience educational discontinuity and, as a result, lose academic credits. Moreover, the mobility experienced by these students separates them from their social network and from…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Transportation, Access to Education, Transfer Students
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
Each year, over 1.2 million children and youth identified as homeless in the nation's schools experience the educational disruption that is caused by not having a safe and stable place to live (NCHE, 2014). Homeless children and youth face educational challenges that include a lack of basic necessities, such as food, clothing, and medical…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Student Needs
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
According to research (Fargo et al, 2012) and federal data (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD], 2015), veterans experience homelessness at a higher rate than non-veterans. Many veterans experience homelessness as individuals, while others experience homelessness with their families (2015), which may include school-age children.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Veterans, Military Personnel
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
After disasters, displaced families long to return to a sense of normalcy, so reconnecting children to school is especially important during this time. While providing the structure of the typical education setting, schools can help students overcome the trauma of a disaster and regain their academic and social stability. Once children are safely…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Access to Education
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
Each year, over 1.2 million children and youth identified as homeless in the nation's schools experience educational disruption that is caused by not having a safe and stable place to live (NCHE, 2014). Homeless children and youth face educational challenges that include a lack of basic necessities, such as food, clothing, and medical services;…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Children, Disabilities
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
Homeless children and youth experience many challenges in enrolling and attending school and achieving educational success. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (reauthorized under Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and subsequently referred to as the McKinney-Vento Act in this brief) ensures rights and services for…
Descriptors: Homeless People, School Districts, Best Practices, Related Services (Special Education)
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
Homeless children and youth experience many challenges in enrolling and attending school and achieving educational success. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (reauthorized under Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and subsequently referred to as the McKinney-Vento Act in this brief) ensures rights and services for…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Related Services (Special Education), Best Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
Since the College Cost Reduction and Access Act ([CCRAA], 20 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq.) was signed into law in September of 2007, the issue of college access for youth experiencing homelessness has garnered increased attention. Among other provisions, the CCRAA confers independent student status on unaccompanied homeless youth. This status allows…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Special Needs Students, Best Practices, Student Experience
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2014
This brief provides educators with an overview of the issue of minor sex trafficking and suggests specific steps that schools can take to respond to signs of trafficking among its students. It also offers suggestions for how State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons can help guide their states' and school…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Slavery, Crime, Youth
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2014
The word "homeless" typically does not bring to mind images of children and youth, but the reality is many homeless people are under the age of 18. Some of them are a part of families experiencing homelessness, while others are on their own, despite their young age. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Children, Youth
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