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state coordinators' handbook

State Coordinators' Handbook


Updated in April 2017 to reflect amendments included in the Every Student Succeeds Act, the State Coordinators' Handbook is a useful tool to assist State Coordinators for Homeless Education in implementing the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act in their state. The Handbook provides information, strategies, and sample templates compiled from State Coordinators across the country to help fellow State Coordinators in their work across a variety of areas, as required in federal statute.

Handbook Files for Downloading

State Coordinators' Handbook (complete)

Cover Pages

Section A. Introduction
Section B. Charting the Course: How do State Coordinators Plan and Fulfill Their Responsibilities?
Section C. Connections to Collaboration
Section D. Data Collection and Reporting for EDFacts

Section E. Using Data for Decision Making
Section F. Technical Assistance for Local Educational Agencies
Section G. Dispute Resolution
Section H. State Monitoring of Local Educational Agency McKinney-Vento Programs
Section I. The McKinney-Vento Subgrant Process
Section J. Management and Fiscal Oversight of Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program Grants
Section K. Preparing for Federal Monitoring of the State Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
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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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