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ICPH: 30 years of homeless student education

Published on July 13, 2017

This Saturday, July 15, marks the 30th anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act--the landmark legislation that mandated the removal of barriers to education for homeless children. Today, while there is still much work to do, we've made great strides in understanding more about how homelessness impacts children, and how educators can support them in receiving an education that will lift them out of poverty.

Featured Commentary

The Silent Crisis: Student Homelessness on the 30th Anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

To mark the anniversary of McKinney-Vento, ICPH released commentary by Barbara Duffield, SchoolHouse Connection, and Liz Cohen, ICPH's Chief of Staff, on the difference this important legislation has made in the lives of homeless children, acknowledging the progress we have made and examining the work that still has to be done. With 3 out of 100 of all U.S. students experiencing homelessness, many young futures are at stake.

Read the commentary.