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Document Number: 4781

Educating Children and Youth in Homeless Situations McKinney-Vento 2001: Law Into Practice Issue Briefs - These two- to four-page briefs offer the basics on staying in compliance with the McKinney-Vento act as reauthorized in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. In clear and concise language, they specify the requirements and offer policy implementation recommendations on (1) local educational agency liaisons; (2) definition of "homeless"; (3) identifying homeless students; (4) school selection; (5) transportation; (6) enrollment; (7) resolution of disputes over placement and enrollment decisions; (8) unaccompanied youth; (9) homeless students and Title I; (10) what service providers should know about the rights of homeless students; and (11) what LEA administrators must know about the rights of homeless students. (National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, National Center on Homeless Education, National Coalition for the Homeless, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and National Network for Youth, 2002)...

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