Publications: Students who are Homeless
ELC's publications are intended to give you a general idea of the law. However, each situation is different. If, after reading our publications, you have questions about how the law applies to your particular situation, contact us for a referral or contact an attorney of your choice.
ToolkitNew! Toolkit to Ensure School Success for Students Experiencing Homelessness
The Education Law Center, in partnership with the Homeless Children's Education Fund, has published a Toolkit designed to help one of the most educationally at-risk student populations – children who are homeless. “School Success for Students Without Homes: A Toolkit for Parents and Providers” offers how-to guides, checklists and easy-to-understand legal explanations for parents and shelter providers to help students without homes succeed in school.
The Toolkit offers a wide variety of resources to identify a student’s educational needs, ensure immediate enrollment in school and school stability. It also provides information to guide parents and providers through the dispute resolution process. There are also specific sections on accessing pre-school, special education, and Title I services, and meeting the needs of unaccompanied youth.
The Toolkit was developed in response to requests from shelter providers and parents who struggle to identify and meet the needs of these highly mobile students. Copies from the first printing have sold out, but more will be available sometime this summer - details on this will be posted on our web page soon.
Enrollment Guides and Videos
- How to Enroll Yourself as an Older Youth in School