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Understanding the Basics (7)+

Education and homeless youth (3)+

  • Educational Rights of Students Who Are Considered Homeless

    If you are a student in preschool through 12th grade and you are considered homeless or you don’t have a regular place to sleep, this guide is for you. You have a legal right to an education and support from your school. This guide tells you about your rights, the laws that protect you, and resources to help you. Read More

    By:
    Columbia Legal Services
  • Homeless Youth & Education

    Questions and answers about education issues for homeless youth. Read More

    By:
    Columbia Legal Services
  • Video - The Right to Transportation for Homeless Students

    About 1 in 25 students in the state of Washington is experiencing homelessness. A young man who experienced homelessness as a student shares his story. Homeless liaisons working for a school district share information about legal and social supports for homeless students. Read More

    By:
    Columbia Legal Services

Truancies and School Attendance (2)+

Working with the School (5)+

  • Education Advocacy Manual

    While there is a special focus on the needs of foster children in the manual, the comprehensive information may be helpful to anyone who wishes to advocate for a child’s education. Included are chapters covering basic education rights, special education law, discipline, and resources for young people transitioning to adulthood. Also included is an extensive resource guide with links to Washington State and federal education law. Read More

    By:
    TeamChild
  • How to be an Education Advocate

    Family involvement in education means the active participation of families, legal guardians and caring adults in their children’s school lives. Family involvement is most effective in partnership with teachers and other school staff. Read More

    By:
    Office of Education Ombuds
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Resource guide for families who have a child with a medical, developmental, mental health or behavioral health condition

    A list of services and info if you have a child with a medical, developmental, mental health or behavioral health condition. Learn more about support, health insurance, growth and development, recreation, and assistive technology. Read More

    By:
    The Center for Children with Special Needs
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Video - Students with Life Threatening Conditions: School Requirements

    Before a student with a "life threatening condition" can begin school, the school has to have a medication or treatment order addressing the condition. Read More

    By:
    Office of the Ombuds
  • Video - Your Child's Rights Under the IDEA

    This video describes your child's rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state. This video will teach you about setting up an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and what to do if the school is not following the IEP. Read More

    By:
    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
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