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Homeless Education: General Information

Understand the facts surrounding student homelessness.  This article supplies key information about the causes of homelessness and how it impacts students academically and socially.  It also supplies information on legislation now . . .

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McKinney-Vento and Children Awaiting Foster Care Placement

Children awaiting foster care are to be provided the same services as other homeless children and youth according to the McKinney-Vento Act.  As federal law is vague in its definition of "awaiting foster care" many states have defined . . .

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Helping Homeless Students In Your Classroom

Here's some helpful tips on making your classroom inviting for homeless students  Creating A Welcoming Classroom for Homeless Students

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Families In Transition

McKinney-Vento At A Glance

According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act: "The Education of Homeless Children and Youth program is to ensure that all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public . . .

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Common Signs of Homelessness

While these are considered common signs, please recognize that they only offer general guidance.  There is significant variability within the school-age homeless population.  Individual students may differ significantly from the . . .

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Tips for Secretaries and Enrollment Personnel

Learn to identify the following tell-tale signs of homelessness: Chronic hunger or fatigue Erratic school attendance Attendance at multiple schools Poor grooming and/or clothing that draws attention Lack of . . .

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Tips for Teachers

Familiarize yourself with Common Signs of Homelessness posted on this site.  Some signs are attendance at several schools, poor hygiene, gaps in learning, transportation problems, poor health and nutrition, and a lack of . . .

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Tips for School Administrators

Familiarize yourself with Common Signs of Homelessness posted on this site.  Common signals are attendance at several schools, poor hygiene, gaps in learning, transportation problems, poor health and nutrition, and a lack of . . .

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Tips for School Nurses

Familiarize yourself with Common Signs of Homelessness posted on this site.  Some signals are attendance at several schools. poor hygiene, gaps in learning, transportation problems, poor health and nutrition, and lack of . . .

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Tips for Guidance Counselors

Familiarize yourself with Common Signs of Homelessness posted on this site.  Common signals are attendance at several schools, poor hygiene, gaps in learning, transportation problems, poor health and nutrition, and a lack of . . .

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Families In Transition

Moving from Middle Class to Situational Poverty—from Stability to Instability: What You Can Do to Help Your Students and Parents During the Present Economic Downturn

  Below is a very helpful article by Ruby K. Payne, author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty .  This article is particularly useful as it relates to helping families that are susceptible to homelessness due to financial . . .

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