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October 2023

Department of Education Webinar

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Strategies for Educators and School-Based Staff to Support Students’ Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Well-Being and Success On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join this webinar.  Educators and school-based staff play a critical role in providing students with equitable access to the supports they need. Without these supports, students may experience more challenges, higher…

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Understanding Doubled Up

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description: In this 45-minute NCHE webinar, presenters explore the issue of doubling-up. Doubled-up is the informal wording used to describe a concept included in the McKinney-Vento Act's definition of homeless. It refers to shared living arrangements, some of which may be considered homeless, while others may not be, depending on various factors. In this session, attendees will explore some of these factors in greater detail. Attendees also will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees and participate in Q&A/discussion periods. Handouts: You…

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Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description: In this interactive NCHE webinar, presenters will review the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless children and youth. Presenters will cover: Understanding the dynamics of family and youth homelessness The McKinney-Vento definition of homeless McKinney-Vento provisions on dispute resolution, including disputes related to eligibility Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through scenarios and discussion periods. Handouts: You may download webinar handouts at https://nche.ed.gov/determining-eligibility-webinar/. Presenters: NCHE Staff Register here. Please adjust for your time zone.

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November 2023

NAEHCY Conference

November 11 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 12:00 pm

NAEHCY Conference November 11 - 14, 2023 New Orleans, Louisiana

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Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description: In this interactive NCHE webinar, presenters will review important information about supports available to youth experiencing homelessness as they seek to attend college. Attendees can hope to gain a better understanding of: Fee waiver options for college entrance exams and college application fees The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for students experiencing homelessness with their family/parent/guardian, and students experiencing homelessness on their own (unaccompanied homeless youth) Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid Options for…

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McKinney-Vento 101: Basic Requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) will provide a high-level overview of the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Topics will include: Understanding the relationship between housing and school performance Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program Basics Eligibility for McKinney-Vento rights and services School selection and immediate school enrollment Transportation Dispute Resolution Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and…

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