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Homeless Education Legislation and Guidance

Title IA Webinar Series

In March of 2022, the Colorado Department of Education hosted a three-webinar series on Title IA Set-asides to support homeless children and youth.  The series covered the required cross- program coordination between the McKinney-Vento Act and Title I, Part A to support the identification and address the needs of students experiencing homelessness. The webinar series was designed to support McKinney-Vento District Liaisons and Title I district partners in planning and coordinating services for students in their districts.  Please see the recordings, slides and shared resources to support coordination at your district.  

Session 1 - District Perspectives on Leveraging Title IA Set-asides to serve children and youth experiencing homelessness

Session 2 - National Recommended Practices from SchoolHouse Connection

Session 3 - Federal Program Updates and Local Liaison Sharing 

Additional Guidance on Title IA Set-Asides for Serving Homeless Children and Youth

Education Week's Feature

Kerry Wrenick, state coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth program at CDE from 2017-2020, is featured in Education Week’s inaugural edition of “10 Big Ideas in Education.” This is a special report exploring game-changing disruptions to the field of education that have the potential to shake up the schoolhouse and the classroom. Presented in no particular order, they are meant to stir conversation or prompt you to think about your work in a new way.

Denver Post Feature

Dana Scott worked with Jennifer Brown from the Denver Post on an article illustrating the impacts of homelessness on students’ lives, including their education. The article also provides information on the McKinney-Vento Act and the educational rights of homeless students.

Guidance from US Department of Education and Questions and Answers on the McKinney-Vento Act: