As we continue to navigate the landscape of education beyond the pandemic, our most vulnerable youth continue to have challenges being successful. These challenges have created the opportunity for districts to create innovative ideas in the way they provide resources and supports for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Schoolhouse Connections is one of our partners who provide training that assists states with complying with federal policies and procedures. Please review the most recent Schoolhouse Connections Progress and Promise Report
Many educators, state coordinators, and stakeholders convened at the national, state, and local levels to share a plethora of information, ideas, tools, and policy updates that will make a difference in how we serve children and youth experiencing homelessness.
The 34th Annual NAECHY Conference was held in San Diego, California this year. Please review the agenda here. We had great representation from the state of Nevada, so please contact us if you would like us to connect you to any of the presenters and relevant materials.
Congratulations are in order for Linda Fitzgibbons of Nye County was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her innovative work and service to the state of Nevada. The 35th Annual NAECHY Conference will be held next year in New Orleans, LA.
Recently, guidance was shared that help us understand how to navigate supporting students who are homeless and who also have a documented disability.
State and Local Events
The 6th Annual Southern Nevada Youth Homeless Summit was held at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 17th. We were able to review landscape analysis of data for the state and for Clark County School District. Please visit the site to review related topics that were shared by our presenters. Our new initiative is to expand this event to the state-wide level! Please visit the website to learn more about NPHY and the work they are doing.
The 8th Annual UNLV College of Education Summit was held on November 18th and 19th where presenters came together to discuss topics relating to using data to inform practice, creating the portrait of leadership in learners, a new approach to school safety through community relationships, among many other topics. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.