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Archived Homeless List Serve Messages

SUBJECT:  NCHE March webinars  

LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE:  March 7, 2012

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) will be offering the following webinars free of charge during the month of March.  To register for any of these webinars, please visit http://center.serve.org/nche/web/group.php. Feel free to refer interested colleagues to participate, as well.  The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is a federally funded information and technical assistance center at SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). 

 

Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services
Tuesday, March 13, 2012    2:00 - 3:30 pm ET (Please adjust for your time zone)

Webinar Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE staff will discuss the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless, including categories such as doubled-up, awaiting foster care placement, unaccompanied youth, and substandard housing. Guiding principles to use when determining McKinney-Vento eligibility by the definition will be presented.

Participants will be invited to discuss scenarios to apply the knowledge presented during the webinar.

Presenters: NCHE Staff

McKinney-Vento 101: Knowing and Applying the Law
Monday, March 26, 2012    
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
2:00 - 3:30 pm ET (please adjust for your time zone)

Webinar Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE presenters will discuss the educational rights and protections provided to eligible students under the McKinney-Vento Act. Topics covered include:

--Determining eligibility
--Immediate Enrollment
--School Selection
--Transportation
--Unaccompanied Youth
--Coordination with Title IA

Participants will be invited to discuss scenarios to apply the knowledge presented during the webinar.

Presenters: NCHE Staff
 

Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students
Wednesday, March 28, 2012     2:00 - 3:30 pm ET (Please adjust for your time zone)

Webinar Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE staff will review the main points of the McKinney-Vento Act referring to the education of unaccompanied students experiencing homelessness. Presenters will also highlight important points of other federal laws dealing with the education of unaccompanied homeless students, including IDEA and the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss best practices.

Presenters: NCHE Staff

To register for any of these webinars, please visit http://center.serve.org/nche/web/group.php. Feel free to refer interested colleagues to participate, as well. Take advantage of these opportunities for quality professional development! The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is a federally funded information and technical assistance center at SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). NCHE hosts the Homeless Education Listserv to help administrators, educators, advocates, and service providers share information and ideas on meeting the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The ideas on this listserv do not reflect the views of NCHE, SERVE, or UNCG. ALL LOBBYING ACTIVITIES ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.

Donna Cash

Supervisor, Federal Compliance

Coordinator, McKinney-Vento Program

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480, 205 Jefferson Street

Jefferson City, MO  65102-0480

Office:  573-522-8763  Fax:  573-526-6698

dese.mo.gov

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