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Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Training Resources

DPI McKinney-Vento Training Module

DPI has created a training module to support educators and staff who interact with homeless students. The module provides in-depth professional development for school staff on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and serve to help grow an understanding of law’s purpose and requirements as well as to address each component of the law and provide a scenario for participants to test their knowledge. There is a review built into the end of each situation and an option to receive an email notification upon completion of each module. The module also provide resources for staff supporting students experiencing homelessness.

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Local Educational Agency (LEA) Assessment

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The McKinney-Vento Compliance Review LEA Assessment is a tool developed by DPI for LEA use. The purpose of this assessment is to allow an LEA to evaluate the current state of its homeless education program. Along with a more comprehensive needs assessment an LEA can more effectively coordinate efforts to address barriers to the academic success of children and youth experiencing homelessness. 

Consider answering the following questions in conjunction with the LEA Assessment: 
What does your LEA do well?
What opportunities do you see for your LEA to create awareness of the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness?
What opportunities do you see for your LEA to create awareness of the challenges facing students experiencing homelessness?
What barriers do you see that your LEA could eliminate?
What collaborative partnerships could be expanded or reinforced?

For questions about this information, please contact our State EHCY Coordinators Kristine Nadolski at (608) 267-7338 and Karen Rice at (608) 267-1284.