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at Advocates for Children

151 West 30th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10001

TEL 800.388.2014
FAX 212.807.6872

PLEASE NOTE: In some cases, the resources on this page may not be current.

Important changes related to McKinney-Vento were included in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The changes went into effect October 1, 2016, and include: expanded transportation protections until the end of the school year for temporarily housed students who move into permanent housing, the inclusion of preschool in the definition of "school of origin" (children can stay in their school of origin and receive transportation to that school), and changes to the dispute resolution process which include the provision of all McKinney-Vento related services (for example, continued enrollment and transportation) until a final decision is issued. For more information about ESSA changes to the McKinney-Vento Act, see the State Education Department's Field Memo regarding Implementation of Changes to McKinney-Vento Homeless Act as a Result of Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act.

Please continue to check here for updated information about how new laws will impact policies and procedures in New York State, and as always, feel free to contact NYS-TEACHS at 800-388-2014 with any questions you may have.

Outreach Materials

NYS-TEACHS offers FREE brochures and posters with information on the educational rights of children and youth who are homeless. Brochures and posters are available in both English and Spanish. NYS-TEACHS also carries posters in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, French and Urdu.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery of the requested materials. If you require expedited shipping, please contact Guillermo Rodriguez at so that NYS-TEACHS can most effectively accommodate your request.

REMINDER FOR LIAISONS: LEA liaisons are responsible for making sure that public notices, like the NYS-TEACHS' posters, are put up in areas where children and youth who are homeless receive services, such as schools, school district offices, the office of the local department of social services, shelters, and soup kitchens. Other examples of where liaisons should put up posters include: public libraries, eviction prevention providers, legal services providers, and housing court.

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Upcoming Workshops and Trainings

11/15/17 Workshop in Buffalo

11/30/17 Training @ SW BOCES

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11/21/17 Supporting Students Displaced by Natural Disasters

12/13/17 College Access

12/20/17 Funding and Reimbursement

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