News and Updates

 

Tip Sheets for Young People

SchoolHouse Connection is pleased to launch a new series of tip sheets informed by, and designed for, young people. Future topics include accessing mental health services, signing a cell phone contract, transitioning out of college, and more.

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Tip Sheet for Young Parents: Finding Care for My Child

Child care can help you reach your educational and career goals to support your family.  It is important to find quality child care that meets your needs, and your child’s needs, and to learn about assistance that is available to you.  This tip sheet will help you get started.

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A Year Later and It Is Not “All that Ends Well” for Many

By Debra Albo-Steiger, District Homeless Liaison for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. "The trauma faced by the children, youth, and adults who experience hurricanes or any natural disaster can be felt for years. A year after these storms, we still see the hardship faced by so many with roofs that have not been repaired and homes that were not able to be saved."

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FY2019 Funding Bill Passes, Signed Into Law

On September 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6157, the FY2019 appropriations bill for education, early care, and human services. It now moves to the President’s desk for his signature. The measure increases funding for the McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program by 10%, building on last year’s increase of 10%. This marks the first time in the history of the McKinney-Vento Act that funding for the EHCY program surpasses the authorized funding level.

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It Was a Revival of Some Sort

By Ed Vere. Ed graduated with Highest Honors from a Blue Ribbon High School District in Illinois. He is a third-year Urban Studies student at Wheaton College. “This past June, my SchoolHouse Connection peers and I came from all over the U.S. to Washington, D.C. to speak truth — our truths — to power and to each other… Our time together was a revival of some sort … of resiliency, of being nurtured, and of past pain and trauma."

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