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Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program  The main purpose of this program is to make sure homeless youth have access to free and appropriate public education while removing barriers that homeless children face. Its goal is to ahve the educational process continue as uninterrupted as possible while the children are in homeless situations.

The selected school shall immediately enroll the child or youth in school, even if the child or youth lacks records normally required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, medical records, proof of residency or other documentation.

The educating district should immediately enroll and begin to provide instruction. The receiving school district may contact the district of origin for oral confirmation that the child has been immunized. Oral confirmation between professionals is a sufficient basis to verify immunization with written confirmation to follow within 30 days.

Mid-Atlantic Equity Center Online Learning Series​ Scroll down to an archived version of the webinar "Challenges and Successes in Meeting the Educational Needs of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness from March of 2014. 

National Center for Homeless Education  Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Homeless Education provides technical assistance and resources to schools.

Homelessness Resource Center​  Access state-of-the-art knowledge and promising practices to prevent and end homelessness through training and technical assistance, publications and materials, on-line learning opportunities and networking and collaboration.

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)  This national professional organization of educators involved in McKinney-Vento services at the local, state and national levels.

National Center on Family Homelessness  Nation's foremost authority on family homelessness, conducting state-of-the-art research and develop innovative solutions to end family homelessness in American and give every child a chance. 

Updated: January 26, 2015