Research the "McKinney Vento Act" and "Charlie's Bill" and respond to the questions below:
       - What is this Act?
       - What does "Charlie's Bill" have to do with it?
       - What rights does it provide?
       - Why is it important?

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12/10/2011 10:06pm

*What is this Act?
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the primary federal law dealing with the education of children and youth in homeless situations. The McKinney-Vento Act protects the right of homeless children and youth to get to, stay in, and be successful in school while they or their families are homeless. The law focuses on maintaining school stability and school access and providing support for academic success for homeless kids. The law also requires schools and states to use child-centered, best-interest decision making when working with homeless children and their families to choose a homeless child's school, services, and other needed resources.

*What does "Charlie's Bill" have to do with it?
Charlie, the little boy whose image launched the movement to improve homeless children's educational rights and "Charlie's Bill" is the Illinois Education for Homeless Children Act of 1994.It should act McKinney-Vento.

*What rights does it provide?
1.A broad mandate for all school districts to remove barriers to school enrollment and retention by revising policies and practices.
2.Students can remain in their school of origin.
3.Students must receive transportation to their school of origin.
4.Students have a right to immediate enrollment, even if they don't have all of their paperwork.
5.Students have a right to access to all of the school's programs and services on the same basis as all other students, including special education, migrant education, vocational education, school nutrition programs, and extracurriculars.
6.Students and their families have access to a dispute resolution process through the Ohio Department of Education when they disagree with a school about how the McKinney-Vento Act applies in their situation.

*Why is it important?
1.Homeless young people are effective spokespersons.
2.Caring people across the country are willing advocates for systemic change.
3.Valuable tools to foster understanding of homeless families will enlighten those unaware-policy makers, educators, and the public.
4.Shining a light on issues facing homeless families and youth is the best way to raise awareness and encourage local, state and national solutions.
5.Children can learn about homelessness and help.

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Hailey Hur
12/10/2011 10:16pm

*What is this Act?
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the primary federal (U.S) law dealing with the education of children and youth in homeless situations. The McKinney-Vento Act protects the right of homeless children and youth to get to, stay in, and be successful in school while they or their families are homeless. The law focuses on maintaining school stability and school access and providing support for academic success for homeless kids. The law also requires schools and states to use child-centered, best-interest decision making when working with homeless children and their families to choose a homeless child's school, services, and other needed resources.

*What does "Charlie's Bill" have to do with it?
Charlie, the little boy whose image launched the movement to improve homeless children's educational rights and "Charlie's Bill" is the Illinois Education for Homeless Children Act of 1994.It should act McKinney-Vento.

*What rights does it provide?
1.A broad mandate for all school districts to remove barriers to school enrollment and retention by revising policies and practices.
2.Students can remain in their school of origin.
3.Students must receive transportation to their school of origin.
4.Students have a right to immediate enrollment, even if they don't have all of their paperwork.
5.Students have a right to access to all of the school's programs and services on the same basis as all other students, including special education, migrant education, vocational education, school nutrition programs, and extracurriculars.
6.Students and their families have access to a dispute resolution process through the Ohio Department of Education when they disagree with a school about how the McKinney-Vento Act applies in their situation.

*Why is it important?
1.Homeless young people are effective spokespersons.
2.Caring people across the country are willing advocates for systemic change.
3.Valuable tools to foster understanding of homeless families will enlighten those unaware-policy makers, educators, and the public.
4.Shining a light on issues facing homeless families and youth is the best way to raise awareness and encourage local, state and national solutions.
5.Children can learn about homelessness and help.

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Lucas Kim
12/11/2011 10:07pm

What is this act?
: The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act includes a definition of who is considered homeless for the purposes of this subtitle of the Act and, therefore, eligible for the rights and protections it provides.

What does "Charlie's Bill" have to do with it?
: Charlie, the little boy whose image launched the movement to improve homeless children's educational rights...Pat Van Doren's poignant, memorable, photo adorned every piece of promotional material about the
Illinois Education for Homeless Children Act of 1994.

What rights does it provide?
1. A broad mandate for all school districts to remove barriers to school enrollment and retention by revising policies and practices.
2. Students can remain in their school of origin ("school of origin" means the school a child attended when permanently housed or in which he/she was last enrolled).
3. Students must receive transportation to their school of origin.
4. Students have a right to immediate enrollment, even if they don't have all of their paperwork - for example, medical/health records, proof of residency, former school records, immunization records.
5. Students have a right to access to all of the school's programs and services on the same basis as all other students, including special education, migrant education, vocational education, school nutrition programs (school breakfast and lunch), and extracurriculars.
6. Students and their families have access to a dispute resolution process through the Ohio Department of Education when they disagree with a school about how the McKinney-Vento Act applies in their situation.

Why is it important?
:1. Laying a foundation for working together;
2. Agreeing on requirements and expectations;
3. Promoting school stability;
4. Incorporating children fully in classes and school activities.

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Christina George
12/12/2011 6:10pm

1. What is this Act?
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a law about homeless children who attend U.S. public schools. Specifically, that they would have the same access to education as other students as to meet state standards, there would be no discrimination or opposition (legal in any way) that is against them, and that they would be treated with full equality. This is so homeless children may have stability in school as to have academic success.

2. What does "Charlie's Bill" have to do with it?
Charlie’s Bill is the Illinois Education for Homeless Children Act of 1994, which is the movement to have homeless children’s education improved. The image of Charlie (the little boy in the picture) was used to promote this movement.

3. What rights does it provide?
Concerning the Illinois Education for Homeless Children Act, homeless children are given rights to keep attending that school until the end of the academic year, to go to a different school which nonhomeless students attend, to have the school district provide transportation to and from the school, and to have immediate enrollment in any school they choose. Concerning the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homeless children are given rights to a dispute resolution process for when they disagree with a school about how the act applies to them, have no discrimination against them, have equal access to public education as other students as to meet state standards, and to have no laws, policies, regulations, and practices be an opposition to them.

4. Why is it important?
First, it is important so that children, just because of certain circumstances, would not be treated unequally and unjustly, and that they would be given the same liberties and opportunities as to meet state standards in education as other children. Second, it is important that every community has awareness of these issues and that solutions would be encouraged.

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