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State Coordinator Corner

Welcome to NCHE's State Coordinator Corner, where State Coordinators for Homeless Education will find resources designed specifically to help them with their role. As the technical assistance center for the U.S. Department of Education's federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program, NCHE is here to support you in your role.


Read a special welcome for State Coordinators from NCHE's Director, George Hancock.

New State Coordinator Resources

State Coordinator-Specific Resources

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  • Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program: Guide to Developing an Annual Plan for State-Level Activities
    This guide will assist State Coordinators for homeless education in a step-by-step process to review state Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program requirements, examine data, assess and prioritize needs, set annual goals, and develop an action plan to achieve the goals.
  • Getting to Graduation: Tools for Using Data to Support Student Success *updated Feb 2018*
    This manual was designed to help State Coordinators identify priority areas for program growth based on available data. In addition to providing a description of the data readily available to homeless education programs, the manual also walks readers through a series of considerations for developing goals and using data. Appendices provide tools that State Coordinators can use to raise awareness or measure outcomes.
  • State Coordinator's Handbook
    This handbook will assist State Coordinators in implementing the McKinney-Vento Act in their state, providing information and strategies for identifying local liaisons (as required by federal law), training local liaisons in their role, and maintaining ongoing communication with local liaisons.
  • State Educational Agency Informal Needs Assessment
    State Coordinators should undertake an annual review of data and activities to ensure that the State Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is identifying and meeting the needs of homeless children and youth through activities conducted at the State level, as well as through activities to oversee and support local educational agencies (LEAs) in serving homeless children and youth.
  • State Homeless Education Data Extranet
    Through the Extranet, State Coordinators have access to homeless education data from their state in the form of interactive and static data maps, and downloadable data files. Data accessed through the Extranet can be used to inform the development of needs assessments, workplans, and training materials. Access to the Extranet is password-protected.

Other Resources

  • NCHE Homeless Education Helpline
    Contact the NCHE helpline via email or phone with your homeless education questions.
  • NCHE Homeless Education Issue briefs
    Consult NCHE briefs for a topical summary on a wide variety of homeless education issues.
  • NCHE Legislation Webpage
    Visit the Legislation section of the NCHE website to access to the full statutory text, Regulations and Policy Guidance, and other targeted resources for key pieces of federal legislation related to the education and well-being of children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness.
  • NCHE Product List (electronic downloads and hard copies)
    Access a full list of NCHE products, including those that can be downloaded in electronic format and those that can be ordered in hard copy.
  • NCHE Product Order Form (hard copies)
    Order hard copies of NCHE products.
  • NCHE Resources by Topic Webpage
    Access resources from NCHE and other organizations on a wide variety of homeless education and related topics.
  • NCHE Staff Contact Information
    Access general NCHE contact information and that of individual NCHE staff members.
  • NCHE Webinars
    Register for upcoming NCHE webinars.
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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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