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Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015

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Context

On December 10, 2015, the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Under the previous version of ESEA (the No Child Left Behind Act), the education of homeless children and youth was included in Title X, Part C. Under ESSA, homeless education is included in Title IX, Part A. Please check this webpage frequently for updates as the field readies itself to implement the new law.

The ESSA amendments to the education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Act (Subtitle VII-B) will take effect on October 1, 2016.

Legislation

Download the text of the Every Student Succeeds Act. (final bill text; does not include amendments to the education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Act; when a final version of the McKinney-Vento portion of ESSA is available, it will be posted here)
Download the text of the Every Student Succeeds Act. (conference report; includes marked-up amendments to the education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Act under Title IX, Part A)


Final Regulations | Guidance | Memoranda


Proposed Regulations | Guidance | Memoranda

NOTE: The proposed resources below are in draft form and have not been finalized. They are provided for informational purposes only, as the included provisions are not currently in effect.

Statement from George Hancock, NCHE Director

photo of George HancockWith the signature of the President now complete, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) looks forward to working with you to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). As you know, ESSA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, including the McKinney-Vento Act's Education for Homeless Children and Youth program.

For many years now, NCHE has provided a wide array of technical assistance services to State Coordinators, local liaisons, and children, youth and parents experiencing homelessness who are seeking school stability and educationally-related support services. With reauthorization complete, we expect our helpline calls and emails to increase, but please know that we are energized by the signing of ESSA and the many positive changes that it brings in support of homeless children and youth. We appreciate the opportunity to serve as the technical assistance center for the U.S. Department of Education and will be working tirelessly to align our resources with these changes.

The 2016-2017 school year looks to be an exciting time for all of us in the field of education. NCHE is here to support you in your work as you move forward with implementing ESSA.

George Hancock, Director
National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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