Webinars

Please note: We will record, archive, and post all webinars for future viewing.

Tuesday, June 27, 1:00-2:15pm Eastern
Increasing Access to PreK and Other Early Childhood Programs for Young Children Experiencing Homelessness

FEATURED PRESENTERS:
Christine Craft, Homeless Liaison, Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina
Nicole Dutra, Child in Transition Program, Washoe County School District, Nevada
Vicki Hodges, Principal Consultant, McKinney-Vento Homeless Education, Legal Division, Illinois State Board of Education
Jennifer Espeland, Child in Transition Program, Washoe County School District, Nevada
Grace Whitney, Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, SchoolHouse Connection
Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection

DESCRIPTION: 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.

TO REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1195450997631485185

Wednesday, June 28, 1:00-2:15pm Eastern
Understanding Federal Student Aid Policy and Practice for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

FEATURED PRESENTERS:
Kerri Moseley-Hobbs, Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education
Aaron Washington, Policy, Planning and Innovation, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection
Patricia Julianelle, Director of Program Advancement and Legal Affairs, SchoolHouse Connection

DESCRIPTION: 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.

TO REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2221337127877285122

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 2:00-3:15pm Eastern
Getting to Graduation: Strategies to Award Partial Credits, Recover Credits, and Award High School Diplomas for Students Experiencing Homelessness

FEATURED PRESENTERS:
Melanie Barbeau, School Community Worker, San Juan Unified School District
Ardath Ferris, McKinney-Vento Liaison, San Juan Unified School District
Patricia Julianelle, SchoolHouse Connection Director of Program Advancement and Legal Affairs
Students (not yet named)

DESCRIPTION: 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.

TO REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2154812276461166849

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