McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
McKinney-Vento is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in U.S. public schools. It was reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act in January 2002.McKinney-Vento Definition of Homelessness (legislative excerpt)
34 CFR Part 200
34 CFR 200.6, issued July 5, 2002, discusses the inclusion of homeless students in state academic assessment, reporting, and accountability systems.
U.S. Department of Education Guidance: Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
The U.S. Department of Education periodically issues policy guidance to address common questions that have arisen regarding the interpretation or implementation of federal education law. The Department issued updated guidance for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth program (EHCY) in July 2004.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.U.S. Department of Education: Guidance on McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program Funds Made Available Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
This guidance provides comprehensive information on McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and youth funds made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
U.S. Department of Education Enrollment Guidelines
This March 8, 2002, notice in the Federal Register lists the guidelines for State and Local Educational Agencies (SEAs and LEAs) for the enrollment of homeless children and youth in U.S. public schools.
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