New Resources


Making the Case #2: Extra-Curricular Activities

SchoolHouse Connection’s “Making the Case” series shares real students’ situations and walks through making the legal case for providing the support the student needs. This issue focuses on participation in extra-curricular activities.

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Immigrant Students: How Schools Can Help

Federal rules on immigrant youth and families are changing rapidly, from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to enforcement actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This three-page brief provides basic information about eligibility for education services, and practical suggestions for schools.

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Back to School ESSA Tools

We’ve got new tools to help school districts and states implement ESSA amendments, including a brief on participation in extra-curricular activities; an editable template to provide athletic directors and associations with determinations of a youth’s homeless status (or foster care status); and a sample form letter to determine the independent student status of unaccompanied homeless youth for financial aid.

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Archived Webinars, SHC Scholarship Application, and More

There's no shortage of new resources this month! Learn about archived video and hand-outs from our webinars on financial aid and access to pre-K, a new legal network for homeless youth, SHC's scholarship application, and updated state fact sheets on early childhood homelessness from the Administration for Children & Families.

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A Closer Look at ESSA, Title I Part A, and Students Experiencing Homelessness

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) created important new requirements and opportunities for serving children and youth experiencing homelessness through Title I Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The ESSA amendments to Title I Part A go into effect in the 2017-2018 school year. Learn what's new, including a sample needs assessment and new summaries.

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