Archived webinars and materials may be found below.
Understanding Federal Student Aid Policy and Practice for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Date Recorded: June 28, 2017
Unaccompanied homeless youth face unique barriers in accessing financial aid. This webinar will provide homeless education professionals, higher education professionals, and community-based organizations with information and tools to assist homeless youth to apply for Federal Student Aid. Presenters from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education and the Office of Federal Student Aid will discuss financial aid policies and practices for homeless youth. Presenters from SchoolHouse Connection will provide a brief background on unaccompanied homeless youth, and review requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that support the transition to post-secondary education.
Watch the recorded webinar (Link to Vimeo)
Download the Q &A from the chat box (PDF)
Download the Powerpoint and Sample Forms (Link to Dropbox folder)
Increasing Access to PreK and Other Early Childhood Programs for Young Children Experiencing Homelessness
Date Recorded: June 27, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), the Head Start Program Performance Standards, and the Child Care Development Fund regulations contain new requirements for identifying and supporting young children experiencing homelessness. This webinar will provide a brief overview of these policies as well as practical suggestions for implementing them at the local and state level. School district and state education agency leaders will describe the steps that they have taken to put policies into practice, and offer suggestions for adapting and replicating these practices to support our youngest children experiencing homelessness. This webinar will be of benefit to early care and education professionals, as well as to family homeless and housing professionals.
Watch the Recorded Webinar (Link to Vimeo)
Download the Q&A from the Chat Box (PDF)
Download the Powerpoint and Sample Forms and Tools (Link to Dropbox folder)