This one page document provides a flowchart of the waiver process for Texas foster care youth enrolling in college, along with a basic Q&A on the topic.
Foster Care Liaison
In 2015, the Texas Education Code was amended to require liaisons at all public institutions of higher education in Texas. The higher education foster care liaison serves a critical role in bridging the gap between the students who want to pursue higher education and those who have the support needed to complete their degree. This… Read more »
https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Financial_Compliance/Student__Attendance_Accounting_Handbook/ State law requires every Texas school district to adopt an attendance accounting system that includes procedures to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of student attendance data. The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) contains the official attendance accounting requirements that all public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas must meet. The agency… Read more »
The Treatment and Services Adaptation Center promotes trauma-informed school systems that provide prevention and early intervention strategies to create supportive and nurturing school environments. This website has many resources to assist with all personnel dealing with homeless students and families. Visit the center at: https://traumaawareschools.org/
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) To prevent and end homelessness in America, we need to have a clear understanding of who is at risk of homelessness and who experiences homelessness. We also need to be attentive to differences within and between subpopulations of people who are at risk or are experiencing homelessness. In… Read more »
This tip sheet from SchoolHouse Connection provides guidance for assisting youth with the FAFSA application released on October 1, 2018.
This is the PowerPoint from the 2017 Texas Statewide Conference on Ending Homelessness.
This PowerPoint presentation contains updates from the most recent legislative session.
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/edhhsfostercarenonregulatorguide.pdf The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services has released Non-Regulatory Guidance on Ensuring Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care. In December 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), and built on the many recent legislative successes and… Read more »
http://www.ed.gov/category/keyword/resources-support-completion http://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/federal-supports-college-access-completion.pdf The U.S. Department of Education – in collaboration with partners from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Labor – released a fact sheet on New Federal Guidance and Resources to Support Completion and Success in Higher Education and an accompanying federal interagency letter entitled Aligning… Read more »