Resources Archives : July – September
Guide for Federally Required State Data Collection
This Guide is designed to assist State Coordinators for Homeless Education in working with their local liaisons and state data managers to collect and report data accurately as stipulated in the McKinney-Vento section of the Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR).Support for Students Whose Families Have Lost Their Homes to Foreclosure brochure and poster
These NCHE materials provide information on how children and youth whose families have lost their home to foreclosure may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Act.Seeking Shelter in Tough Times: Securing Housing for Youth who Age Out of Foster Care
More than half of the youth who age out of foster care are soon homeless or experience housing instability. This July 2008 issue of the American Bar Association's Child Law Practice explains the different types of federal programs and other resources that may offer housing or funding for housing to these young adults.Navigating the Intersections of IDEA and McKinney-Vento: A Problem-Solving Process
This brief, part of NCHE's Best Practices in Homeless Education series, was developed from a one-day web-based policy forum co-hosted by NCHE and Project Forum. This forum convened special education and homeless education administrators from Colorado, Texas, and Virginia, to develop a collaborative process and identify strategies to enable state and local IDEA and McKinney-Vento staff to think through complex issues that arise in applying these federal laws when educating homeless children with disabilities.U.S. Department of Education Guidance: Guidance on Homeless Children with Disabilities
This Q&A document, issued by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), provides state and local educational officials, early intervention services providers, and homeless assistance coordinators with information to assist with the implementation of the requirements of the IDEA and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.Income, Earnings, and Poverty Data From the 2007 American Community Survey
This report, issued in August 2008 by the U.S. Census Bureau, presents data on income, earnings, and poverty by detailed socioeconomic characteristics for the United States, states, and lower levels of geography based on information collected in the 2006 and 2007 American Community Surveys (ACS).Jonathon's Heart: Training Resources for Educators
These free resources from Hear Us, Inc. will assist in training teachers and other professionals on the ins-and-outs of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and on how to meet the needs of homeless students.School Success in Motion: Protective Factors for Academic Achievement in Homeless and Highly Mobile Children
This Summer 2008 article from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota examines protective factors and intervention methods that may promote school success among homeless and highly mobile students.Child Welfare League of America: 2008 State Fact Sheets
The Child Welfare League of America’s State Fact Sheets provide descriptive information on the condition of vulnerable children in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, using indicators of child protection, health, child care, education, and income support.Evaluating Online Learning: Challenges and Strategies for Success
The U.S. Department of Education has released its first guide to evaluating K-12 online-learning programs. Online education is growing rapidly and school districts have been turning increasingly to online courses to fill a range of instructional and support needs. But methods for evaluating online education have failed to keep up with its swift growth, varying application, and complexity. This guide, prepared by WestEd, Inc., draws lessons from seven recent evaluations of online programs and instructional resources.The Hidden Costs of the Housing Crisis: The Impact of Housing on Young Children’s Odds of Success
This July 2008 brief from the Ready Nation discusses the effects of the recent mortgage and foreclosure crisis on young children. The brief provides statistics on the affordability crisis and supports the essential nature of a stable, healthy, safe residence for a young child's growth.Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program: Analysis of Data (1.07MB)
This report, revised in July 2008, provides a summary and analysis of the 2006-07 state data collection required by the U.S. Department of Education of the McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth program. The 2006-07 data is also presented in comparison to the 2004-05 and 2005-06 data collections.
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