Homeless Liaison

Assessing the Capacity of LEA McKinney-Vento Liaisons for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Under the McKinney-Vento Act as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, every local educational agency (LEA) must designate a liaison for homeless children and youth. Liaisons must be “able to carry out” ten specific duties. 11432(g)(1)(J)(ii). The U.S. Department of Education Non-Regulatory Guidance states that LEAs “should allocate sufficient time for… liaisons to do… Read more »

Disaster Preparation and Response – National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

  The national Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) has many resources to help school districts, campuses, and local homeless liaisons prepare for and deal with disasters of many kinds, including hurricanes. Access this information at https://nche.ed.gov/ibt/dis_prep.php. You may also contact NCHE’s homeless education helpline with questions or concerns by calling 800.308.2145 or emailing homeless@serve.org.

Homeless Education Advocacy Manual: Disaster Edition

For those recovering from a disaster, man-made or natural, immediate needs for income and housing may overshadow critical concerns about education of children and youth. However, the needs of displaced students should also be considered. This manual is designed to encourage and assist advocates working with displaced students seeking access to appropriate educational services. As… Read more »

Focus on Empathy, Not Punishment, Improves Discipline

http://www.educationnews.org/k-12-schools/study-focus-on-empathy-not-punishment-improves-discipline/ Suspending a child from school may be more harmful than helpful — when a child is sent home as a punishment for misbehaving at school, it results in lost opportunities to learn, damaged relationships, and has the potential of setting up the student for future failure. A different mindset, however, could improve student behavior and lessen the… Read more »