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

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