At SchoolHouse Connection, we listen closely, then work with practitioners to create tools and resources to meet their needs. SchoolHouse Connection resources, and some created by our partners, are listed below. We also conduct webinars on many of these same topics. If you have an idea for a tool, resource, or webinar, please email us.

Resources are categorized by the following subject areas:

  1. Early Childhood
  2. PreK-12
  3. Higher Education
  4. Housing
  5. Unaccompanied Youth



  1. *NEW* 6 Things to Know About Privacy, FERPA, and Homelessness
  2. *NEW* Supporting the Attendance of Students Experiencing Homelessness
  3. *NEW* How Charter Schools Can Support Students Experiencing Homelessness
  4. *NEW* Editable “Know Your Rights” Flyers
  5. Back-to-School Training Resources
  6. Definition and Signs of Homelessness
  7. Deeper Dives for Schools
  8. Educating Students Experiencing Homelessness: A Primer on Legal Requirements and Implementation Strategies for Educators, Advocates, and Policymakers
  9. ESSA PowerPoint Training Template
  10. ESSA Tool: Assessing the Capacity of LEA Homeless Liaisons
  11. Full Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities for Students Experiencing Homelessness
  12. Guidelines for Designating LEA-Level and Building-Level McKinney-Vento Liaisons
  13. I Want to Go to College: Now What? A Guide for Youth Who are or Were Homeless, or Are at Risk of Experiencing Homelessness
  14. Immigrant Students: How Schools Can Help (Updated and Translated Brief – January 2018)
  15. Interview Checklists for Supporting School Selection
  16. Introduction to ESSA and Homelessness: PowerPoint
  17. Legal Requirements To Use State And Local McKinney-Vento Funds To Benefit Homeless Children And Youth Exclusively
  18. Local Educational Agency Liaison Duties Under the McKinney-Vento Act
  19. Making the Case: Legal Language to Support Students
  20. Making the Case #2: Extra-Curricular Activities
  21. Making Your School District’s Website a McKinney-Vento Tool
  22. McKinney-Vento Act: Two-page Summary
  23. Meals for Homeless Children and Youth in the Summer
  24. Memo on New Supplement Not Supplant Information from U.S. Department of Education
  25. Minor Consent to Routine Medical Care
  26. New Report Highlights FAFSA Challenges for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
  27. Positive School Discipline Practices for Students Experiencing Homelessness
  28. Quick Guide for Counselors Working with Students Experiencing Homelessness
  29. Sample Form Letter to Determine the Independent Student Status of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
  30. Selected Resources For Continued Professional Development On Child And Youth Homelessness And Education
  31. State Laws on High School Graduation for Students Experiencing Homelessness
  32. State Laws to Support Youth Experiencing Homelessness
  33. Supporting Children and Youth Displaced by Disasters: Five Key Policies for Schools
  34. The 2018-2019 FAFSA is Out! Five Things You Need to Know.
  35. The New FAFSA is Out on October 1: Three Things You Can Do to Help Homeless and Foster Youth
  36. Tips for Helping Homeless Youth Succeed in College
  37. Tips for Teachers & Staff: How to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness
  38. Tip Sheet for Young People: Leases
  39. Tip Sheet for Young People: Part I – Understanding Student Loans: The Basics 
  40. Tip Sheet for Young People: Part II – Understanding Student Loans: Repayment
  41. Tip Sheet for Young People: Buying a New Cell Phone and Choosing a Cell Phone Plan
  42. Tools to Identify Students Experiencing Homelessness
  43. Transportation for Students in Foster Care: A Legal and Practical Reference Tool

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