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New Resource Archives: January – March 2016


Healthy Students, Promising Futures
This toolkit from the the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides tools and resources to help state and local stakeholders take practical steps to strengthen the link between health and education. The toolkit can help communities explore high-impact opportunities to increase access to health insurance to promote better academic outcomes, create school environments with the physical and mental health supports to help students succeed academically and lead healthy lives, and strengthen coordination and collaboration between health and education systems at the local and state levels.
Visit the Healthy Students, Promising Futures website.
Date posted: 3/15/16

Virginia PTA (VAPTA) Resolution on Child Trafficking
This resolution from the Virginia Parent Teacher Association (PTA) elaborates VAPTA's commitment to promote awareness about child trafficking among VAPTA members, support VA public schools and communities in providing awareness and training materials, and advocate for strategies for the prevention of child trafficking.
Download the Virginia PTA (VAPTA) Resolution on Child Trafficking.
Date posted: 3/14/16

Virginia SB 259 Human Trafficking; Board of Education to Provide Information for Local School Division Staff
This Virginia state law requires the Virginia Board of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services, to provide awareness and training materials for local school division staff on human trafficking, including strategies for the prevention of the trafficking of children.
View the full text of Virginia SB 259.
Date posted: 3/14/16

U.S. Census Bureau School District Poverty Estimates
The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program (SAIPE) produces annually updated school district poverty estimates to support the administration and allocation of Title I funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended. These data include estimates of total population, number of children ages 5 to 17, and number of related children ages 5 to 17 in families in poverty.
Visit the School Districts Poverty Estimates webpage.
Date posted: 3/01/16

The Educational Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness: What Service Providers Need to Know
Updated in January 2016, this brief provides providers of services to homeless children and families with a summary of the main points of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Download The Educational Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness: What Service Providers Need to Know.
Date posted: 2/08/16

Georgia Memorandum of Agreement
This memorandum of agreement between the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Head Start Association outlines how local Head Start and Early Head Start Programs will collaboration with the State Coordinator for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons to serve young homeless children more effectively in early care and education settings.
Download the Georgia Memorandum of Agreement.
Date posted: 1/20/16

Early Childhood Homelessness in the United States: 50-State Profile
This January 2016 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) provides a snapshot of early childhood data available for children who are experiencing homelessness in each state and the District of Columbia, and aims to serve as a tool for communities in planning to meet the needs of vulnerable children.
Download Early Childhood Homelessness in the United States: 50-State Profile Shelters.
Date posted: 1/11/16

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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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