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Press Release: Homelessness Among Washington's Children Skyrockets
OSPI Releases New End of Year Letter for Parents and GuardiansThe Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction recently released a new End of Year Letter that District McKinney-Vento Liaisons can send at the end of the year to remind parents and youth to let the school know about any changes in their housing situation. Take a look at this excellent resource by clicking the link below.
McCarver Elementary School Project: Pilot Housing and Education Program
The Tacoma Housing Authority, with the
support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's 'Moving
to Work" program, just announced plans to create, "a special rental
assistance program in partnership with Tacoma Public Schools and
McCarver Elementary School"
The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education and the National Center for Homeless Education present this brief, part of NCHE's Best Practices in Homeless Education series, to provide a framework for local homeless education liaisons, educators, child welfare caseworkers, and other child welfare advocates for assessing best interest when selecting a school for students in out-of-home care. While the brief focuses on students “awaiting foster care placement” under the McKinney-Vento Act, it provides information relevant to school selection and school stability for all children and youth in out-of-home care.
Click here to download the brief.
Title: Homeless students: rising fast, especially in rural areas
Title: Homeless kids find kind allies
Title: Number Of Homeless Students In Washington Tops 21,000
Title: More Students are Homeless, State and County Report.
Title: Mukilteo school hungry to help kids
Title: Rising tide of suburban homeless across U.S.
Title: Homeless in high school
Title: Homeless student numbers on the rise
Title: School Districts to Scramble to Help Homeless Students
Title: How do you assign homework to a kid without a home?
Title: Recession pushes teens, young adults to the edge
Title: What happens when a student has no place like home?
Title: Legislators Work to Improve Laws on Runaways
Title: For young homeless, many challenges, few resources
Title: City, Suburban Kids Struggle With Homelessness
Title: Enrolling Tacoma Housing Authority’s Students in Washington State’s College Board Scholarship Program: An Assessment of the First Year’s Effort 2008-2009 (THA November 10, 2009)
Title: For Runaways, Sex Buys Survival
Title: Recession Drives Surge in Youth Runaways