The McKinney-Vento Act was reauthorized as part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It was originally named the Stewart B. McKinney Education for Homeless Children and Youth Act, and was originally passed in 1987. The reauthorized Act of 2001 provides certain rights to homeless children and youths and their families. In addition, the Act confers certain responsibilities on State Education Agencies (such as the Indiana Department of Education) and on Local Educational Agencies (in Indiana, called school corporations). The Act also provides states with funding to help remove barriers to the education of homeless children and youths.
The Act was established in 1987, after it was reported to Congress that up to 50% of homeless children were not enrolled in and attending school. The Act was created with the goal of ensuring the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youth in school.
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