This brief, part of the Getting to Graduation Series by SchoolHouse Connection, provides an overview of the law pertaining to homeless student participation in extra-curricular activities and strategies to overcoming barriers to their full participation.
What are the impacts of an out-of-school suspension for students without a home? Where do they spend their day? What do they eat? Who cares for them? This document provides a brief overview of school discipline, shares research on the discipline of students experiencing homelessness, and offers tips for implementing positive school discipline for students… Read more »
This NCHE brief • provides an overview of education and workforce programs that serve youth experiencing homelessness, and • suggests strategies for cross-system collaboration among these programs to support youth experiencing homelessness.
This short document provides basic information to help housing and homeless assistance providers advocate with their families and youth for appropriate educational services, from birth through higher education. The rights and protections outlined here apply to all children and youth experiencing homelessness, as defined by the education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Act.
This two-page summary of the ESSA provisions was prepared by SchoolHouse Connection.
This letter from the U.S. Department of Education from July 30, 2018, provides responses to the following questions that States have raised about changes that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) made to the requirements in section 1113(c)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) applicable to the reservation of Title I,… Read more »
Los Estudiantes Inmigrantes, Y Como Las Escuelas Pueden Ayudar Las normas federales sobre los jóvenes y las familias inmigrantes se están cambiando con mucha frecuencia, incluyendo a los “DACA” y al estatus Temporal de Protección. Este documento comparte información sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes a la educación y sugerencias para las escuelas. Para mayor… Read more »
This brief (in English) by SchoolHouse Connection reviews how the federal rules on immigrant youth and families are changing rapidly, from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This brief provides basic information about eligibility for education services, and practical suggestions for schools. Additional information and updates from January 2019 are… Read more »
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 »
Access these tips at https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/tips-for-helping-homeless-youth-succeed-in-college/ This SchoolHouse Connection series is focused on helping youth experiencing homelessness succeed in college. We highlight best practices for supporting these students from institutions across the country. These are living documents that will be updated regularly to provide new and innovative practices. If you or your institution would like to… Read more »