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1 Annual State Coordinator Meeting Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2012 Arlington, VA

2 Summary of the State of Research on the Relationship Between Homelessness and Academic Achievement Among School-Aged Children and Youth  Provides an overview of selected research that studies the relationship between homelessness and academic achievement among school-aged children and youth in the United States.  Provides context on child, youth, and family homelessness from the late 1980s to the present  Summarizes policies and practices that link homeless children and youth to educational supports and services  Describes commonly utilized methodologies and challenges in conducting research on homeless and highly mobile populations  Offers direction for further research  Available at

3 Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice  Designed for juvenile justice agencies and professionals, and homeless education professionals  Provides basic information to help educators understand the juvenile court process  Explains why the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a critical tool for juvenile justice agencies to help homeless youth they work with to enroll and succeed in school.  Available at /juv_just.pdf /juv_just.pdf

4 NCHE/NASFAA Higher Education Poster English and Spanish  8½ x 11 color poster  Based on the unaccompanied homeless youth provisions of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act  Alerts unaccompanied homeless youth to contact relevant authorities if they believe they may qualify for independent student status on the FAFSA  Appropriate for posting across high school and college campuses, in HUD-funded and RHYA- funded shelters, and in other community locations  Available at

5 NCHE Abstract Bibliography of Homeless Education Resources: 2010  Lists and describes a selection of publications released in 2010 that deal with issues related homeless children, youth, and families  Topics include Child Welfare/Foster Care/Juvenile Justice, Collaboration, Disasters, Domestic Violence/Trauma, Education, Foreclosures/Economic Issues, General Issues: Children, Homelessness, Poverty, Nutrition, etc., Higher Education, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, LGBTQ, Military, Mobility, Pregnant and Parenting, Research/Data/Needs Assessments, Rural, Young Children, and Youth.  Available at

6 Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Federal Program Profile  Updated in September 2011  Provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Education's federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program  Topics include: A Brief History of The McKinney- Vento Act; Rights of Eligible Children and Youth; Funding History; Funding for States and School Districts; Program Administrative Structure; Homeless Student Enrollment Data; National Homeless Student Academic Performance Data; Interagency Collaboration; and Program Contact Information.  Available at

7 Supporting School Success for Homeless Children of Veterans and Active Duty Military Members  Developed collaboratively by NCHE and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  Designed for local VA staff, State Coordinators and local liaisons, educators, and other providers of services to active members of the military and veterans, and their children  Provides basic information to assist homeless children of veterans or active military to enroll in school and receive education and other services available to them  Available at s/vet.pdf s/vet.pdf

8 State Coordinator Handbook Additions  Taking a Regional Approach to Awarding McKinney-Vento Subgrants: Advantages and Challenges of Implementation (November 2011)  A Guide to Meeting Compliance Requirements for the McKinney-Vento Program (December 2011)  Available at 10.php 10.php

9 Recorded Webinars  Standard topics  McKinney-Vento 101: Knowing and Implementing the Law  Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services  Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students  Special topics  Supporting Unaccompanied Homeless Youth in Accessing Higher Education  Serving Undocumented Homeless Youth: Immigration and Education Issues and Resources  Disaster Preparation and Response in Schools: Turning Adversity into Opportunity  Available at

10 Customized Technical Assistance for Your State  More intensive individual TA for issues with which your state is struggling  Currently working with seven states  E-mail Diana Bowman at if you are

11 Coming Soon…  June 2012: Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program: Analysis of 2010-2011 Federal Data Collection and Three-Year Comparison  August 2012: Federal Data Collection Guide for the Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program: 2011-2012 School Year e.php e.php

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