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.
“None of this work can be done without the law. Maybe we need to give liaisons the words. ‘If you think you need more time for this job, here are the parts of McKinney-Vento and ESSA that back you up.’ We can be great homeless education liaisons, but we can’t do this job without the support of… Read more »
This is the PowerPoint from the 2017 Texas Statewide Conference on Ending Homelessness.
TEA has received many questions regarding how we will fully track students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. It is important that we identify those students properly so we are able to make adjustments to accountability and identify any additional funding opportunities given the impact of the storm. Beginning Friday, October 13th, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) will… Read more »
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/.
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/disaster-preparation-and-response/. You may also contact NCHE’s homeless education helpline with questions or concerns by calling 800.308.2145 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 »
This PowerPoint presentation provides the following information: Federal statutory requirements for collaboration Educational supports for homeless children and youth – Education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Act – Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act and Head Start Act Strategies and action steps
Texas Appleseed and Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) collaborate on a project focused on identifying systemic drivers of and solutions to youth homelessness. This fact sheets previews some early findings, including HOW MANY YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS IN TEXAS?
https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/HousingInsecurityInHigherEd.html The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, released a resource entitled Addressing Housing Insecurity and Living Costs in Higher Education: A Guidebook for Colleges and Universities. With high rates of college enrollment despite stagnant or declining family incomes and increasing college costs, today many college… Read more »