The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) resulted in significant changes for requirements related to students in foster care in both the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and Title I of the ESEA/ESSA.
What changes occurred in the law? An example of a change implemented is that students awaiting foster care placement are no longer automatically eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Act. Another example is the additional requirement in ESSA under Title I to ensure the educational stability of students in foster care, bringing the ESSA requirements in line with those of the Fostering Connections Act.
Executive Director of Federal Programs at TransACT, Dr. David Holbrook presented information about these changes and many more in his webinar, “Changes in Educational Requirements for Students Experiencing Homelessness under ESSA.” The webinar also includes highlights about resources from the U.S. Department of Education.
In the webinar “Changes in Educational Requirements for Students Experiencing Homelessness under ESSA,” (recorded November 19th) participants will walk away understanding:
- The changes and additions to McKinney-Vento and ESSA laws
- The relationships between the laws affecting students in foster care interact
- Where to find resources and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education
Click here to view for the webinar, “Changes in Educational Requirements for Students Experiencing Homelessness.”
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