The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 amended and reauthorized the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (“McKinney-Vento”). McKinney-Vento guarantees homeless children and youth equal access to free, appropriate public education and the right to educational continuity and stability. The law also requires states and school districts to review and revise laws, policies, regulations, and practices that may act as a barrier to the education of homeless children and youth.
Under McKinney-Vento, homeless students and their families can dispute eligibility determinations, school placement, and school enrollment issues. Homeless children and youth often have to navigate the dispute resolution process on their own without the benefit of counsel or access to legal resources.
This course, presented by attorney Michael Santos, provides a broad overview of the educational rights of homeless children and youth and how lawyers can address their legal needs through the federally required dispute resolution process.
Michael Santos is a housing attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid practicing eviction defense in the City and County of San Francisco. Prior to joining Bay Area Legal Aid, Michael’s work focused on advocating for homeless youth access to education through public education, impact litigation, and policy advocacy. Michael Santos has had a long history of working on the rights of low-income and underrepresented communities through the Department of Health and Human Services, the Clinton Foundation, and various non-profit organizations. He currently serves on the board of the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth and is a Commissioner on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Homelessness & Poverty. Michael graduated from Brown University with a double concentration in Biomedical Engineering and Ethnic Studies. He received his JD from University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He is admitted to the California, New York, and District of Columbia state bars.
I never comment ..but here I am. Wow I get the issues now as a corporate lawyer who has friends trying to pick up the pieces of Kidds separated. It inspires me to help although not my area but resolved that I will do it. Thank you.
very detailed and clear presentation
there are two similarly titled courses on lawline currently regarding homeless children and youth rights - this is the far superior course.
Good overview of relevant law and resources.
Great job, Michael!
You hit the real issues facing homeless youth and education. Thank you.
I will recommend to a friend that cares about the subject matter.
Really liked this presenter
Inspirational and motivational! Thank you!
This guy was pretty interesting too as I had no prior interest in homeless kids education. I learned a lot
Very organized presentation
Presenter is very knowledgeable and conveys a very complex area of the law which I found of real interest. Lawline should consider using him often!
Excellent and very relevant material.
Information was clear and emphasis was balanced.
I have worked in the non-profit sector with schools for young women in Florida, known as Pace Center For Girls. I felt that this presentation was invaluable.
Good clear presentation.
ALWAYS EXCELLENT MATERIAL.
A timely topic in today's world! I enjoyed the presentation. I hope the law doesn't get rescinded or weakened in the years ahead.
The field of education law is fascinating and I am glad to see more courses on this topic.
I do a lot of volunteer work with foster children/homeless children thru our State CASA program. This course gave me a lot of useful information for that work. Thank you.
Michael Santos is a very knowledgeable and inspiring lecturer. Thank you for this excellent program.
Very informative. Well done.
It was interesting on a very little known subject.
Excellent, organized and efficient presentation.
Thorough overview and good information.