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. Tip Sheet for Young People: Buying a New Cell Phone and Choosing a Cell Phone Plan
  2. Back-to-School Training Resources
  3. Definition and Signs of Homelessness
  4. Local Educational Agency Liaison Duties Under the McKinney-Vento Act
  5. Interview Checklists for Supporting School Selection
  6. Selected Resources For Continued Professional Development On Child And Youth Homelessness And Education
  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. Introduction to ESSA and Homelessness: PowerPoint
  16. Legal Requirements To Use State And Local McKinney-Vento Funds To Benefit Homeless Children And Youth Exclusively
  17. Making the Case: Legal Language to Support Students
  18. Making the Case #2: Extra-Curricular Activities
  19. Making Your School District’s Website a McKinney-Vento Tool
  20. McKinney-Vento Act: Two-page Summary
  21. Meals for Homeless Children and Youth in the Summer
  22. Memo on New Supplement Not Supplant Information from U.S. Department of Education
  23. Minor Consent to Routine Medical Care
  24. New Report Highlights FAFSA Challenges for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
  25. Positive School Discipline Practices for Students Experiencing Homelessness
  26. Quick Guide for Counselors Working with Students Experiencing Homelessness
  27. Sample Form Letter to Determine the Independent Student Status of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
  28. State Laws on High School Graduation for Students Experiencing Homelessness
  29. State Laws to Support Youth Experiencing Homelessness
  30. Supporting Children and Youth Displaced by Disasters: Five Key Policies for Schools
  31. The 2018-2019 FAFSA is Out! Five Things You Need to Know.
  32. The New FAFSA is Out on October 1: Three Things You Can Do to Help Homeless and Foster Youth
  33. Tips for Helping Homeless Youth Succeed in College
  34. Tips for Teachers & Staff: How to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness
  35. Tip Sheet for Young People: Leases
  36. Tip Sheet for Young People: Part I – Understanding Student Loans: The Basics 
  37. Tip Sheet for Young People: Part II – Understanding Student Loans: Repayment
  38. Tools to Identify Students Experiencing Homelessness
  39. Transportation for Students in Foster Care: A Legal and Practical Reference Tool

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