This NCHE brief • discusses specific issues related to immigrants and homelessness, and • highlights strategies for schools to support the education of immigrant students experiencing homelessness.
To ensure local education agencies (LEAs) are accurately coding all students impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created the following presentation with more detailed guidance on coding students with a Texas Student Data System (TSDS) PEIMS Crisis Code and coding students as McKinney-Vento Homeless. This presentation also includes guidance on coding… Read more »
This document helps explain the proper use of the Hurricane Harvey Crisis Codes (5a, 5b, and 5c) when identifying students in PEIMS.
This information will help determine if the student meets eligibility requirements for services under the McKinney-Vento Act.
PEIMS Submission 1 Deadline: Jan. 23, 2018 Due to the severity of Hurricane Harvey many more students and families than reported are living in circumstances that meet the federal McKinney-Vento definition of Homeless. By federal law, all students in these circumstances must be identified and coded. This fact sheet addresses critical information for coding students… Read more »
This chart explains the PEIMS Crisis Codes (5a, 5b, 5c) used for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
All students enrolling in a school district or charter school as a result of being displaced by Hurricane Irma should be reported with a ‘Crisis Code’ of 06. The 2017-2018 Fall PEIMS Snapshot will remain as October 27, 2017. Read the complete letter for additional details.
Local, state, and federal agencies are directing disaster-related requests for food, clothing, evacuation/transportation assistance, or other immediate assistance to the organizations and agencies listed on this web page at http://www.theotx.org/local-state-federal-resources-aid-dealing-hurricane-harvey/.
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 »
State and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) must develop, “review and revise, policies to remove barriers to the identification of homeless children and youths, and the enrollment and retention of homeless children and youths in schools in the State, including barriers to enrollment and retention due to outstanding fees or fines, or absences.” 42… Read more »