For children who have been traumatized by the loss of home, friends, and perhaps death or injury of family members, returning to school is not only important for education - it becomes an oasis of normalcy for them. - Mike O'Connor, Attorney.
Houston, TX Wrightslaw Training Conference is still scheduled for September 15, 2017.
Students in homeless situations must have access to the educational and other services they need to ensure that they have an opportunity to meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find a Fact Sheet on the education rights of children displaced by Hurricane Harvey by Attorney Michael A. O'Connor. Learn what rights the McKinney-Vento Act provides for homeless children.
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