Homeless Students Tag

Personnel Committed to Helping Homeless Students Achieve

The 74 Million reported on lawmakers’ efforts to “track and improve outcomes of displaced students” under ESSA. Under the new act, schools will need to “hire personnel who are adequately prepared to help homeless students achieve.” Additionally, districts will be required to assign federal dollars...

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Education World’s Top 4 Takeaways on ESSA Guidlines

Education World reviewed recent ESSA guidelines released by the Dept. of Education and complied their four top takeaways. They concluded that the guidelines clarify the definition of homeless youth; address foster youth; pressure states to align standards for English learners to state content standards; and...

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Can ESSA Help Improve Homeless Student’s Learning Experiences?

In a recent interview with City Lab, Barbara Duffield, the director of policy and programs for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, discussed her belief that ESSA can help improve homeless student’s learning experiences. ESSA creates new provisions so that...

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Dept. of Education Issues Guidance on Homeless Students

ESSA amendments to the McKinney-Vento Act, which addresses the required needs of homeless students, will take effect October 1, 2016. ESSA seeks to offer homeless children “protections, services, aid, and support from their state and local education agencies.” The Dept. of Education also issued three...

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Brookings Report Looks at Low-Income Students and Impact of ESSA

According to a new Brookings Institution report, the impact of ESSA on low-income students is still unknown. The Dept. of Education has not released official guidelines on how states should track student subgroups, including those from low-income families. Traditionally, states have measured this by the...

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Provisions in ESSA Make Homeless Students a Priority

Provisions in ESSA will strengthen data collection to make homeless students more visible, reports The Atlantic. States and local school districts “will be required to disaggregate the graduation rates of homeless students for the first time in history.” According to the article, more than 1.3...

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ESSA Provides New Opportunities for Homeless Students

According to NPR, ESSA “includes both new mandates and some extra money to assist districts in helping homeless students.” The law allocates a 20-percent funding increase for services to homeless students, and strengthens reporting mandates to track academic progress. Because the new reporting requirements involve...

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