This brief is designed for educators and providers of services for youth experiencing homelessness, including State Coordinators for Homeless Education, local homeless education liaisons, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program grantees. It provides a brief overview of the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY)… Read more »
Student Academic Assessment
This brief is designed to help teachers, administrators, and local homeless education liaisons maximize opportunities for students experiencing homelessness to accrue and recover credits and graduate from high school in a timely manner.
This NCHE tip sheet: • summarizes the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act related to credit accrual, • provides credit accrual strategies at the State and local levels, and • recommends credit accrual training and collaboration practices.
A variety of factors impact a student’s readiness to learn and their educational success, which research finds is a leading determinant in lifelong health. One factor that can impede such readiness is chronic stress, which can manifest in both physiological and psychological ways to undermine a student’s opportunity to learn and succeed in school. This… Read more »