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Homelessness

These resources are designed to help educators who work with children and youth experiencing homelessness, defined as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Strategies for overcoming homelessness through education, which include removing barriers, working with the child's school of origin, and immediate enrollment.

ESSA and Supporting College and Career Readiness and Success for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Resource Type: Presentation
2017 PDF (pdf)
This webinar presents information on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its provisions to support college and career readiness and success for youth experiencing homelessness. The presentations include a case example from the state of Virginia; strategies to start conversations with homeless youth; and practices and tools that promote cross-system collaboration.
Role of Data to Support College and Career Readiness and Success for Students in Foster Care
Resource Type: Presentation
2017 PDF (pdf)
This presentation, co-hosted by the CCRS Center, the American Youth Policy Forum, the Data Quality Campaign, and the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, explores strategies for leveraging data to support college and career readiness and success (CCRS) goals for all students, with special emphasis on students in foster care. 
Early Warning Signs for Students Struggling with Attendance, Behavior Issues, or Course Performance Problems
Resource Type: Bibliography
2017 PDF (pdf)
This annotated bibliography lists resources, including initiatives and programs, that are evidence-based and designed to help schools help students who are struggling with attendance (sometimes due to homelessness), behavior issues, or course performance problems.
Using Federal Education Formula Funds For School Turnaround Initiatives: Opportunities for State Education Agencies
Resource Type: Policy/Policy brief
2016 PDF (pdf)
This handbook explains how U.S. Department of Education (ED) formula grants, such as Title I (which covers homeless children), Title II, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), can be used to support school turnaround efforts. 
Division of Student Success: Strategic Plan and Chronic Absenteeism
Type: Project
State(s): Kentucky
The ARCC is collaborating with the Kentucky Department of Education to align and target department-wide efforts to reduce chronic student absenteeism and improve persistence to graduation.
RG Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Learning
Type: Project
State(s): Maryland, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware
Mid-Atlantic SEAs will develop and use tools to improve cross-sector communication regarding the impact of trauma and the specific needs of students in their communities.