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Title IX - K-12 Training

Title IX - K-12 Training

Title IX Regulation Core Concept

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

20 USCA Sec. 1681(a), June 23, 1972
A Guide to Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program

A Guide to Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program

The Most Frequently Asked Questions On The Education Rights Of Children And Youth In Homeless Situations

The Most Frequently Asked Questions On The Education Rights Of Children And Youth In Homeless Situations

About This Resource
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the education rights of children and youth in homeless situations, based on the amendments made by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which took effect on October 1, 2016.1 The answers are general responses based on federal statutes, regulations, and guidance; relevant case law; and best practices from across the country. It cannot be emphasized enough that these are general responses, and that answers could change based on the facts of a particular case. McKinney-Vento issues require a case-specific inquiry. This document is meant to provide basic information and tools to assist administrators and advocates in understanding the McKinney-Vento Act.
A General Guide to Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program

A General Guide to Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program

The Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program was authorized by Title VII, Subtitle B of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, and more recently under the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act.
This was the first comprehensive federal law dealing with the problem of homelessness in America. Per the McKinney-Vento Act (for full text, go to this United States Department of Education website at (www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg116.html), Pennsylvania’s primary goal for its ECYEH Program is to educate local education agencies (LEA) and other entities who work with children, youth and families, on the rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness. They should also work collaboratively to eliminate barriers that may impede enrollment, attendance, or receipt of services that support academic success – including special student populations such as preschool-aged children experiencing homelessness, unaccompanied youth and out-of-school youth. The ECYEH Program provides support for activities or services that enable these children and youth to enroll, attend and succeed in school. The program is authorized to provide funds through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to coordinate the enrollment and delivery of services for the educational success of children and youth experiencing homelessness. This booklet is a brief overview of some important issues surrounding child homelessness – such as who they are, how they are affected by homelessness and their available educational choices and federal rights. The booklet should raise awareness regarding students experiencing homelessness.