Parent/Legal Guardian

Homelessness and Poverty Among Students Guide

Tulane University’s School of Social Work has released a resource guide for parents and teacher on homelessness and poverty among students. As unbelievable as it sounds, repots have shown that more than a third of students struggle to avoid hunger and lack stable housing. How are students and kids expected to grow and do well… Read more »

Early Care and Education Advocacy: A Tip Sheet for Housing and Homeless Assistance Providers

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.

Update on Immigrant Students: How Schools Can Help

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 »

Tips for Helping Homeless Youth Succeed in College

Access these tips at 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 »

School Selection

The McKinney-Vento Act guarantees a child or youth identified as homeless the right to attend either the school of origin or the local attendance area school. This brief explains the provisions in the law related to school selection and offers strategies for implementing them in a school district.

Ensuring Full Participation in Extracurricular Activities for Students Experiencing Homelessness

This NCHE brief • provides an overview of the importance of extracurricular activities in supporting school engagement and success, • reviews McKinney-Vento Act requirements related to the extracurricular participation of students experiencing homelessness, and • suggests strategies for ensuring the extracurricular participation of students experiencing homelessness.