What Relief Agencies Should Know About the Educational Rights of Children Displaced by Disasters

This NCHE brief explains the importance of school attendance for children and youth who have lost their homes due to a disaster; provides an overview of the federal law that guarantees educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness; offers strategies for increasing coordination and collaboration between relief agencies and local educational agencies (LEAs) and school districts before a disaster occurs, during a disaster, and after a disaster; and lists resources to assist relief agencies in supporting families displaced by disasters.

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Published December 2022