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National Center for Homeless Education, 2023
Systems navigators help local educational agencies (LEAs) meet the needs of students experiencing homelessness and decrease barriers to their education by connecting them--and often their families--to resources and community organizations that can provide wraparound services. This National Center for Homeless Education brief: (1) provides…
Descriptors: Homeless People, School Districts, Student Needs, Barriers
National Center for Homeless Education, 2023
The ARP Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) program focuses on increasing state educational agencies' (SEAs) and local educational agencies' (LEAs) capacity to provide wraparound services by hiring staff, dedicating resources, and planning partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs). This brief: (1) summarizes the role and expertise…
Descriptors: School Social Workers, Homeless People, Federal Aid, Emergency Programs
National Center for Homeless Education, 2023
In March, 2021, signed into law was the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (HR 1319, Sec. 2001), which addresses the specific and urgent needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The purpose of this program (ARP-HCY), is to strengthen the efforts of state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) to…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Emergency Programs, Pandemics, Federal Aid
National Center for Homeless Education, 2023
In the 2021-22 school year, public schools identified roughly 1.2 million students experiencing homelessness, according to recent U.S. Department of Education data (NCHE, 2023). The high mobility that may occur because of homelessness creates challenges that impact students academically. Addressing these challenges requires cross-sector…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Public Schools, Student Needs, Family Needs
National Center for Homeless Education, 2023
Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Act, reauthorized in 2015 by Title IX, Part A of the "Every Student Succeeds Act" guarantees a child or youth identified as homeless the right to attend either the school of origin or the local attendance area school in the area in which they are currently residing. This brief explains the provisions…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
National Center for Homeless Education, 2023
In March, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), within the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund to address the specific and urgent needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona emphasized that services provided under the ARP-HCY…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Emergency Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics
National Center for Homeless Education, 2022
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) provides students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence with the right to the same free, appropriate, public education that other students receive. Each year, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) collects demographic and academic data on students eligible for…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Access to Education, Graduation Rate
National Center for Homeless Education, 2022
Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 (McKinney-Vento Act) authorizes the Secretary of Education to provide grants to states [42 U.S.C. § 11432(a)]. Grants provide services and activities to improve the identification of students who qualify as homeless, as well as to enable the students to enroll in, attend, and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Access to Education, Grants
National Center for Homeless Education, 2022
In the past ten years, chronic absenteeism has attracted increasing attention. Research correlates chronic absenteeism with lower standardized test scores and grade point averages. Chronic absenteeism also correlates with higher rates of grade retention and dropping out (UEPC, 2012). Being present in school is a necessary precondition to receiving…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, At Risk Students, Attendance Patterns
National Center for Homeless Education, 2022
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) addresses the specific and urgent needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness, in light of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the purposes of identifying children and youth experiencing homelessness and enabling them to attend school and participate fully in school…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Federal Aid, Pandemics, COVID-19
National Center for Homeless Education, 2022
Consistent access to sufficient quantities and quality of food is highly important for a child's physical, mental, and emotional development, but children experiencing homelessness frequently face hunger as well as poor physical and behavioral health outcomes. Children who do not get enough food to eat may experience a variety of physical, mental,…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Nutrition, Homeless People
National Center for Homeless Education, 2022
Each year, over 1.2 million children and youth identified as homeless in the nation's schools experience educational disruption caused by not having a safe and stable place to live. Many students who have disabilities and are experiencing homelessness face additional challenges for educational progress that require close coordination between…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Low Income Students, Students with Disabilities, Access to Education
National Center for Homeless Education, 2022
This brief is directed towards relief agencies. These agencies play a critical role in connecting families, children, and youth who have been displaced by disasters to needed services, including enabling children and youth to continue their education. The brief: (1) explains the importance of school attendance for children and youth who have lost…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Agency Role, Access to Education
National Center for Homeless Education, 2022
Each year, instead of living with a parent or legal guardian, thousands of students live on their own or reside with someone who serves as a caregiver. The caregiver may be a relative, friend, school employee, or other individual. Some caregivers provide little to no support for youth staying with them, while others, especially with younger…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Caregivers, Caregiver Role, Access to Education
National Center for Homeless Education, 2022
This brief discusses the effects of domestic violence on children and their education, the connection between domestic violence and homelessness, and federal legislative responses that help ensure that children affected by domestic violence and homelessness have stable and safe school experiences. It discusses helpful policies and practices for…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Homeless People, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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