Earlier this week, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next Secretary of Education. Many homeless education professionals and advocates are concerned about how the Secretary’s track record supporting privatization of public education may impact access to equitable education for children and youth experiencing homelessness. NAEHCY will continue to stand as a strong advocate for the education of homeless children and youth, and we look forward to working with Secretary DeVos and her team to ensure homeless children and youth can meet their full potential.
Student graduation from high school with a regular high school diploma is an important indicator of school success and one of the most significant indicators of student college and career readiness.
In an effort to increase transparency and inform students, educators, parents, and others invested in the success of our students and schools, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the ESSA, maintains requirements for SEAs and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) t
The Consolidated State Plan guidance is intended to support each State Educational Agency (SEA) in developing
The Consolidated State Plan guidance, State and Local Report Cards guidance, and High School Graduation Rate guidance provide additional clarity on the role of States, districts, and schools under the ESSA to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education and that they graduate high sc
On November 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education issued the very important final rules on ESSA. Please click the link below to read more.
Within the next two months, new federal rules for preschool, Head Start, and child care will go into effect. These rules include many new policies designed to remove barriers and better support young children experiencing homelessness. This convergence and alignment of federal policies represent a critical opportunity for state and local action to better serve our youngest children experiencing homelessness. Learn about these changes, and the new tools we’ve developed to help you make the most of them.
Today – Saturday, October 1, 2016 – all but one of the amendments to subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Act made by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) go into effect. We did not want to let this day slip by without a short note to mark the momentous occasion.
The Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced final regulations to implement the Child Care and Development Fund program (CCDF). The new regulations contain several unprecedented provisions to facilitate access to child care for families experiencing homelessness. Read more about the new rules.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced final regulations to update the Head Start Performance Standards. The final rule contains new policies on the prioritization of homeless children, as well as other procedures to facilitate the identification, enrollment, and stability of homeless children in Head Start. Learn more about these important new policies, and how they will help children and families experiencing homelessness.