The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued guidance on providing assistance to homeless students through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA reauthorized the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youths program. The department also points out that homeless students face significant academic and socio-emotional issues, including an increased risk of dropping out of school.
Department of Education Issues Guidance on Assisting Homeless Students
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