|New Resources: October – December 2008
Classrooms with Revolving Doors: Recommended Practices for Teachers of At-Risk and Highly Mobile Students
Teachers whose classrooms seem to have revolving doors with students entering, withdrawing, and even re-entering throughout the school year, face a variety of challenges in meeting the needs of such highly mobile students and their more stable peers. These information briefs (one for elementary teachers, another for middle school and high school teachers) highlight some of those challenges and offers recommendations to teachers based on our exploration of the literature and case studies of award-winning teachers with a variety of students in their classrooms who moved frequently.Serving Former Foster Youth in California Community Colleges
This report from the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges provides for a better understanding of the needs of emancipated foster youth enrolled at community colleges; examines successful responses to student needs from community colleges statewide; identifies challenges faced by community colleges in meeting student needs; and makes recommendations as to how programs can be enhanced, expanded, and improved. It summarizes key findings from a survey of Foster Youth Liaisons at community colleges statewide, a survey of community college students who are former foster youth, and interviews with staff at 12 colleges across the state, and presents a list of recommendations on how to strengthen efforts at both the state and local level to serve former foster youth attending community colleges.Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA): 2008-2010 Official Handbook
This DIAA handbook sets forth the rules and regulations governing the administration of interscholastic athletics in the state of Delaware. It includes specific references to the participation of homeless students with the aim of eliminating potential barriers to participation that may be created by mobility due to homelessness.National Runaway Prevention Month Resources
November 2008 is National Runaway Prevention Month. The National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) and the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), in partnership with other prominent national organizations, are promoting a community approach to runaway prevention. Partners signed on to a letter that includes links to the National Runaway Switchboard's Community Action Kit and other resources.Promising Practices for Providers Serving Homeless Students
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