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Read the article Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program: Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/homeless/guidance.pdf), create a presentation with a target audience of teachers. Assume this presentation will be presented to the faculty at a local school in your area about the McKinney-Vento Act. Include the following:

Clearly present the key elements of the McKinney-Vento Act.
If possible, include information on how the local school district supports families who fit these criteria. How does the district identify and document homeless students? What support do particular districts provide for homeless students? Is there a specific person or office in the district responsible for the monitoring the implementation of this legislation? How many homeless students does your district or local school presently serve? A sample district is the Macomb Intermediate School District (http://www.misd.net/Homeless/overview.htm). Include presenter notes.

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The expert has put together an example power-point presentation on the education for homeless children and youth. Included are presenter notes, and the legal responsibility for teachers, administrators, and school districts. Details are discussed to support families who fit the description. Download today and learn more surrounding the Title VII-B McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

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