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Homelessness and Young Children: Early Childhood Care and Education (mini-bibliography)
This annotated minibibliography from the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) provides a selection of resources that address the needs and educational rights of young children experiencing homelessness, as well as strategies for working with homeless children and their families in early childhood care and education programs.U.S. Conference of Mayors Hunger and Homelessness Survey 2005
This is the 2005 edition of the annual report provided by the United States Conference of Mayors. It is a status report on hunger and homelessness in the United States based on a 24-city survey.The Spotlight: Summer 2006
The Spotlight, the annual newsletter of the National Center for Homeless Education, highlights the resources and services NCHE offers to the public and discusses key points of federal law dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The Summer 2006 edition includes specific resources for dealing with disaster planning and response. Read The Spotlight to increase your own knowledge or share it with colleagues unfamiliar with NCHE's resources.Help When You Need It: Information for Parents on How Schools Can Help During Homelessness
This audiovisual presentation gives parents of homeless children a brief introduction to their children's educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Act. Length 11:04Fundamental Issues to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness
This brief, released in May 2006 by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, examines the causes of youth homelessness, the characteristics of homeless youth, and their need for relationships and social networks. It also introduces the concept of a youth housing continuum and presents the"Ten Essential Elements to End Youth Homelessness in your Community.”Promising Strategies to End Family Homelessness
This report, released by the National Alliance to End Homelessness in May 2006, examines public perception of family homelessness and strategies creating positive outcomes in cities and counties across the country. The report asserts that despite perceptions, homelessness is different and imminently more solvable than many Americans believe.National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) IDEA Parent Guide
This Parent Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) seeks to inform parents of children with learning disabilities so that they can partner effectively with school personnel in supporting their children's special learning and behavioral needs. Although the guide is geared to parents, its accessible language makes it a valuable tool for anyone wanting to understand more about IDEA.Homeless Education Advocacy Manual: Disaster Edition
This manual from the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty informs advocates and families concerned about the educational needs of children and youth displaced from their homes due to a disaster. It includes information about topics such as which students are considered homeless under federal law; methods of advocating for individual students; methods of advocating for system-wide change; securing immediate school enrollments; ensuring stable school placements; and accessing necessary and beneficial services such as transportation and academic assistance.Lessons Learned for Protecting and Educating Children after the Gulf Coast Hurricanes
This report, released by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) in May 2006, discusses the challenges encountered and lessons learned in locating missing children, locating and serving Louisiana’s displaced foster children, and reopening K-12 schools and educating displaced school-aged children after the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes.Community Relations Resources Webpage
This webpage from the Iowa Association of School Boards provides various resources to help schools foster meaningful partnerships with the local community.The State of America's Children 2005
This report, published annually by the Children's Defense Fund, takes a close look at 37 million people living in America who are poor (including 13 million children) and the growing numbers of families struggling to survive. It includes in-depth analyses of the current status of family income, child health, child care and early childhood development, education, child welfare, and youth development; and personal and policy success stories and recommendations for just treatment for children and poor families.Juvenile Runaways
The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released this guide as part of their Problem-Specific Guides Series. The guide describes the problem of juvenile runaways, highlights contributing factors, and provides suggestions on how a community can understand and respond to their local problem.Prompt and Proper Placement: Enrolling Students without Records
This brief, part of NCHE's new Best Practices in Homeless Education series, offers teachers, school counselors, and other school personnel valuable tools and information to assist in making sound educational decisions for the immediate placement of homeless children and youth in appropriate classroom settings.Title I and Homelessness
This brief, updated in April 2006,identifies the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act dealing with the provision of services to homeless children and youth under Title I, Part A, and offers strategies for implementation.
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