At SchoolHouse Connection, we listen closely, then work with practitioners to create tools and resources to meet their needs. Our resources, and some created by our partners, are categorized by subject area 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 at

Here are the different categories of our resources:

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


  1. *NEW* Legal Requirements To Use State And Local McKinney-Vento Funds To Benefit Homeless Children And Youth Exclusively
  2. *NEW* Tip Sheet for Young People: Part I – Understanding Student Loans: The Basics 
  3. *NEW* Tip Sheet for Young People: Part II – Understanding Student Loans: Repayment
  4. Deeper Dives for Schools
  5. Educating Students Experiencing Homelessness: A Primer on Legal Requirements and Implementation Strategies for Educators, Advocates, and Policymakers
  6. ESSA PowerPoint Training Template
  7. ESSA Tool: Assessing the Capacity of LEA Homeless Liaisons
  8. Full Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities for Students Experiencing Homelessness
  9. Guidelines for Designating LEA-Level and Building-Level McKinney-Vento Liaisons
  10. I Want to Go to College: Now What? A Guide for Youth Who are or Were Homeless, or Are at Risk of Experiencing Homelessness
  11. Immigrant Students: How Schools Can Help (Updated and Translated Brief – January 2018)
  12. Introduction to ESSA and Homelessness: PowerPoint
  13. Making the Case: Legal Language to Support Students
  14. Making the Case #2: Extra-Curricular Activities
  15. Making Your School District’s Website a McKinney-Vento Tool
  16. McKinney-Vento Act: Two-page Summary
  17. Minor Consent to Routine Medical Care
  18. New Report Highlights FAFSA Challenges for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
  19. Positive School Discipline Practices for Students Experiencing Homelessness
  20. Quick Guide for Counselors Working with Students Experiencing HomelessnessSample Form Letter to Determine the Independent Student Status of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
  21. State Laws on High School Graduation for Students Experiencing HomelessnessTip Sheet for Young People: Leases
  22. State Laws to Support Youth Experiencing Homelessness
  23. Supporting Children and Youth Displaced by Disasters: Five Key Policies for Schools
  24. The 2018-2019 FAFSA is Out! Five Things You Need to Know.
  25. The New FAFSA is Out on October 1: Three Things You Can Do to Help Homeless and Foster Youth
  26. Tips for Helping Homeless Youth Succeed in College
  27. Transportation for Students in Foster Care: A Legal and Practical Reference Tool

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