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Recorded NCHE Webinars

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McKinney-Vento 101: Understanding the Rights of Students Experiencing Homelessness

Description: In this webinar, presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) provide a high-level overview of the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness under Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Topics include:
  • Understanding the relationship between housing and school performance
  • ESSA and 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 interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff
Date recorded: March 27, 2018
Length: 59 minutes
Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3UZkYTvV1oPLXWR

Understanding Doubled-Up

Description: In this webinar, participants join presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) in an exploration of 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. Participants explore these factors in greater detail and ask questions about concepts covered throughout the session.
Presenters:
NCHE Staff
Date recorded: March 23, 2018
Length: 44 minutes
Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6hDOlqJrZIzp3V3

McKinney-Vento School Selection Rights Under ESSA

Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE presenters review important changes related to school selection for homeless children and youth under the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters review:
  • ESSA basics and context
  • The definition of "school of origin"
  • Key considerations for determining the best interest of the child or youth in terms of school selection
  • The provision of transportation to currently homeless students and formerly homeless students who have become permanently housed
  • The McKinney-Vento dispute resolution process, including disputes about school enrollment and selection
Attendees interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff
Date recorded: March 21, 2018
Length: 57 minutes
Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_786iUrYKvSFYUJf

Understanding Dropout Prevention: Strategies to Support Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Description: Dropping out of school is often a process of disengagement that occurs over time. The complexity of this process points to the need for systemic solutions that address root causes, necessitating changes in the way we "do" school. Over 1.3 million children and youth in the United States have been identified as homeless, a traumatic circumstance that can place them at greater risk for low achievement and school dropout. These students present their own specific challenges that schools and the greater community must be aware of and address in order for these students to be educationally stable, successful, and fully prepared for college, career, and civic life. In this webinar, presenters from the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) explore the challenges faced by students experiencing homelessness, and how educators and agency personnel can have a positive impact on their success.

Presenters: NDPC and NCHE Staff
Date recorded: March 5, 2018
Length: 1 hour, 22 minutes
Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9M0UFHXqIrdxlop

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Viewers can hope to gain a better understanding of:
  • Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees
  • College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth
  • Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid
  • Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college
Presenters: NCHE Staff
Date recorded: November 10, 2017
Length: 57 minutes
Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cv7t741m91dYnNX

Helping Families and Schools Recover in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Description: In this webinar, federal- and state-level presenters provide an overview of key supports available to schools, and to families through schools, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Topics include:
  • Context: What should I expect now that the storm has passed?
  • Support: What educational rights and supports are available for students made homeless as a result of Hurricane Harvey?
  • Strategies: What next steps can I take to help families and schools recover?
  • Federal resources: Where can I go for more information?
  • Q&A
  • Presenters:
  • Amy Banks, U.S. Department of Education
  • Christina Dukes, National Center for Homeless Education
  • Kelly Kravitz, Texas Education Agency
  • Jeanne Stamp, Texas Homeless Education Office
  • Tasha Anthony, Louisiana Department of Education
  • Agency representative, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    Date recorded: September 7, 2017
    Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes
    Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWa5OrH464EUIFT
  • Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility: Changes under ESSA

    Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review changes to the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless children and youth, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will cover:
    • ESSA basics, including key implementation dates
    • The amended McKinney-Vento definition of homeless, including the removal of "awaiting foster care placement" and new guidance on substandard housing
    • New ESSA provisions on McKinney-Vento dispute resolution, including disputes related to eligibility
    Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

    Presenters: NCHE Staff
    Date recorded: March 10, 2017
    Length: 1 hour
    Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qwqRyP6U1h62UJ

    Serving Young Homeless Children under the Child Care and Development Fund Program

    Description: In this webinar, presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education and Child Care Aware of America will explore legislative requirements and implementation strategies for serving young homeless children under the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program. Presenters from the Alabama Departments of Education and Human Resources also will discuss the development of a state-level collaboration to serve homeless families under CCDF in Alabama. Topics to be covered include:
    • Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) provisions related to serving young homeless children and their families
    • Requirements for reporting data on young homeless children served by CCDF providers, including understanding the definition of homeless to be used for data collection purposes
    • Provisions related to young homeless children included in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (draft regulations)
    • State- and local-level strategies for collaborating to improve services to young homeless children and their families
    Presenters will allow ample time to respond to questions.

    Presenters:
    Christina Dukes, National Center for Homeless Education
    Kim Engelman, Child Care Aware of America
    Jeanetta Green, Alabama Department of Human Resources
    LaDonna Rudolph, Alabama Department of Education
    Date recorded: September 20, 2016
    Length: 1 hour, 2 minutes
    Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5bhdhPI24y6Ar8F

    Homeless Youths' Access to Federal Student Aid for College

    Description: In this webinar, staff members from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center for Homeless Education will summarize key points related to homeless youths' access to federal financial aid for college. Topics to be covered include:
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Basics
  • FAFSA changes for 2017-2018, including the new "early FAFSA" and "prior prior tax year" practices
  • An overview of the calculation of federal aid for dependent and independent students
  • Determining and documenting unaccompanied homeless youth status for purposes of federal aid
  • Resources for more information
    Presenters:
    U.S. Department of Education and NCHE Staff
    Date recorded: July 26, 2016
    Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes
    Webinar recording: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/fsatraining/view?id=23SPMJ (Note: No recording key is required)

  • Print Resources

    NCHE has a wide variety of print resources available to use in training yourself or others about the McKinney-Vento Act. A selection of printed resources appears below.

    Homeless Liaison Toolkit (2017 edition)
    NCHE's Homeless Liaison Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that will assist both new and veteran local liaisons in carrying out their responsibilities. Updated to reflect the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the 2017 edition of the Homeless Liaison Toolkit includes requirements of the law, good practices, sample forms, and links to resources. Sixteen chapters on topics essential to implementing the McKinney-Vento Act synthesize in an easy-to-read format the essentials that local liaisons must know in order to carry out their responsibilities.

    NCHE Homeless Education Issue Briefs
    NCHE Homeless Education Issue Briefs provide a summary of legislative provisions on specific homeless education topics and offer implementation strategies. NCHE Issue Briefs include briefs from four brief series: Best Practices in Homeless Education, Connecting Schools and Displaced Students, Helping You Help Your Child: Information for Parents, and McKinney-Vento Law Into Practice.

    NCHE Resources by Topic
    The Resources by Topic portion of the NCHE website offers a broad array of homeless education resources provided by varying agencies organized by topic. Resources include websites, reports, briefs, videos, curriculum materials, and more.

    PowerPoint Presentations for Downloading

    NCHE staff members provide onsite technical assistance at national, state, and local training events. Following are some of NCHE's training presentations in PowerPoint format. They may be downloaded and used for one's own information or for providing training to others.

    NOTE: Trainings may be customized by adding state and/or local contact information; if, however, the content of the training is modified beyond adding state and/or local contact information, please delete the NCHE logo from each slide, as needed.
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