Educating Children Without Housing, Third Edition, addresses the federal educational mandates related to homeless students under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The manual provides innovative strategies for educators and school administrators, state coordinators and policymakers, and advocates and attorneys to play a role in ensuring the education rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The revised edition includes new sections on creating access to early childhood education opportunities, the Head Start Act, IDEA, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act, financial aid and college access and support programs. This third edition contains strategies designed to assist communities to exceed compliance and move toward greater commitment -- to embody not only the letter but also the spirit of the law -- including a new section on collaborating with community agencies. The book also includes a directory of resources for educators, advocates, and policymakers. Many states have purchased the publication in bulk and distributed it to liaisons, as well as to each school district and school administrator. Discounts for bulk orders are available.
Editors: Amy E. Horton-Newell, Director, ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty Casey Trupin, Staff Attorney, Columbia Legal Services