Infographic Illustrates What Keeps Homeless Kids out of Class
As the school year gains steam, many youth services providers are working with schools to ensure homeless youth have access to education. This infographic, published by the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, takes a look at what keeps students living in homelessness out of class. Data in the infographic is drawn from a recent report published by the U.S. Department of Education that reviewed state and district implementation of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program, as part of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The survey asked districts across the United States to identify the significant barriers for students experiencing homelessness to school [Read further...]
Education of Runaway and Homeless Youth Resources
National Organizations Dedicated to the Education of Homeless Youth National Center on Homeless Education Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Homeless Education is a national resource center of research and information enabling communities to successfully address the needs of homeless children and youth and their families. NCHE products include educational rights posters, parent brochures, the LEA Homeless Education Liaison Handbook, the State Coordinators’ Handbook, and the NAEHCY listserv. National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty NLCHP monitors and enforces compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act, providing technical assistance to attorneys, service providers, parents and educators across [Read further...]