2017 NAEHCY Awards Nominations are Open

NAEHCY 2017 Conference

NAEHCY 2017 Annual Awards Nominations Due September 15

NAEHCY’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois is approaching! In preparation, we are asking you to consider the individuals that dedicate themselves to homeless children and youth on a daily basis.

NAEHCY’s Statement on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos

Earlier this week, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next Secretary of Education. Many homeless education professionals and advocates are concerned about how the Secretary’s track record supporting privatization of public education may impact access to equitable education for children and youth experiencing homelessness. NAEHCY will continue to stand as a strong advocate for the education of homeless children and youth, and we look forward to working with Secretary DeVos and her team to ensure homeless children and youth can meet their full potential.

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) has released a series of resources to support States in their transition to the ESSA

The Consolidated State Plan guidance, State and Local Report Cards guidance, and High School Graduation Rate guidance provide additional clarity on the role of States, districts, and schools under the ESSA to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education and that they graduate high school prepared for success in college and career. 

ESSA Consolidated State Plan Guidance

The Consolidated State Plan guidance is intended to support each State Educational Agency (SEA) in developing a consolidated State plan that meets all statutory and regulatory requirements with regard to improved student academic achievement and increased quality of instruction.

ESSA State and Local Report Cards Guidance

In an effort to increase transparency and inform students, educators, parents, and others invested in the success of our students and schools, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the ESSA, maintains requirements for SEAs and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to prepare and disseminate report cards that provide information on SEA, LEA, and school performance and progress in an understandable and uniform format.

ESSA High School Graduation Rate Guidance

Student graduation from high school with a regular high school diploma is an important indicator of school success and one of the most significant indicators of student college and career readiness.

U.S. Department of Education Issues Final ESSA Rules

On November 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education issued the very important final rules on ESSA. Please click the link below to read more.

ESSA Rules

Brighter Days for Our Youngest: New Preschool, Head Start, and Child Care Policies

Within the next two months, new federal rules for preschool, Head Start, and child care will go into effect. These rules include many new policies designed to remove barriers and better support young children experiencing homelessness. This convergence and alignment of federal policies represent a critical opportunity for state and local action to better serve our youngest children experiencing homelessness. Learn about these changes, and the new tools we’ve developed to help you make the most of them.


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Anaheim, CA
October 27-30, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015
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