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National Center for Homeless Education, 2021
The word "homeless" typically does not bring to mind images of children and youth; but in reality, more than 1 million children and youth experiencing homelessness have been identified by U.S. public schools every year since the 2010-2011 school year (National Center for Homeless Education, 2016). Further, the number of students…
Descriptors: Identification, Civil Rights, Access to Education, Federal Legislation
National Center for Homeless Education, 2021
Children and youth experiencing homelessness face unique challenges in accessing and succeeding in school. 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"), establishes the definition of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Best Practices, Eligibility
National Center for Homeless Education, 2021
Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.; hereafter the "McKinney-Vento Act"), reauthorized in 2015 by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act, guarantees educational rights and supports for students experiencing homelessness. The Act requires State education agencies (SEAs) and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
National Center for Homeless Education, 2021
This NCHE program profile explores the role of education in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP); summarizes key education outcomes in, lessons learned in, and technical assistance provided to YHDP communities; and shares cross-system innovations and promising practices for…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Program Descriptions, Profiles, Public Agencies
National Center for Homeless Education, 2021
This November 2021 report provides a summary of demographic data collected by the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. The report includes an examination of data collected for the 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 school years. Information on the number of students experiencing homelessness, their primary nighttime…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Race, Ethnicity
National Center for Homeless Education, 2021
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended, requires that school counselors provide college preparation and readiness assistance to students experiencing homelessness. This NCHE brief explores the role of school counselors in providing college preparation and readiness supports to students experiencing homelessness and recommends…
Descriptors: School Counselors, College Preparation, College Readiness, Homeless People
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
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