National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

What You Need to Know to Help Your Child In School: A Guide for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Year Published: Not Dated
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
U.S. Department of Education, Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs

In this eight-page brochure, the authors provide information for families experiencing homelessness. Specifically, they describe the educational rights and services for which children in such families are eligible, as established through the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act. The authors answer questions families may have about their children?s schooling when relocating between homes, shelters, etc. They identify whom parents or guardians should contact to help with a homeless child?s education, as well as key questions to ask regarding services under McKinney-Vento. The authors also provide general information to help children succeed in school. The brochure includes descriptions and availability information for several resources from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE).

National Center for Homeless Education, 915 Northridge Street, Second Floor Greensboro, NC 27403; Telephone: (800) 755-3277, Fax: (336) 315-7457, E-mail:, Web site:
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