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Sesame Street Launches New Trauma Initiative

SHC is proud to partner with Sesame Workshop on a new initiative to help children cope with traumatic experiences. Homelessness and trauma are inextricably connected. Homelessness is a result of...

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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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ESSA PowerPoint Training Template

Baseball’s spring training may be wrapping up, but schools’ spring trainings are just getting underway. With that in mind, we are pleased to share our new ESSA PowerPoint template. All are welcome to download, edit and use this template, which includes the latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, new research, a pop quiz, an interactive exercise, sound clips from youth, and new resources.

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New Report on the Health and Well-being of Homeless Teens

On March 13, the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness (ICPH) released "More Than a Place to Sleep: Understanding the Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students." The study demonstrates that teens who experience homelessness have unequivocally worse health outcomes than housed teens – outcomes that threaten their lives and jeopardize their ability to finish school and transition to a stable adulthood.

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New Report Highlights FAFSA Challenges for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

This SchoolHouse Connection report is based on newly available U.S. Department of Education (ED) data from the 2015-2016 Application Cycle of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The data demonstrate the on-going problems young people experiencing homelessness face in accessing financial aid, and therefore higher education.

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New Child Care Training: Strengthening Families

Families needing child care are as different as children themselves. Child care programs never know which families will arrive at the door, but rest assured they all have two things in common: parents want what’s best for their children and every family has strengths. Idaho's new training for child care programs helps participants identify concrete strategies for promoting protective factors in families experiencing homelessness.

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New Training & Awareness Videos

Patricia Julianelle has a new DVD hot off the presses, with four short videos specifically focused on transportation, higher education, early childhood education, and voices of youth.

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