Education of Homeless Children and Youth - Amanda Goes to School
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Education of Homeless Children and Youth

Amanda Goes to School: An Educator's Guide for Responding to the Rights and Needs of Homeless Students in Washington State
Revised February 2014

This guidebook aims to help educators improve the identification, enrollment, and services to homeless children in Washington. The future of homeless children is highly dependent on their educational success; therefore, it is our responsibility and great privilege to help them succeed.

Amanda is a character created for this guidebook. Although fictional, her letters very much reflect the lives and realities of children experiencing homelessness. We hope this manual will both inspire and assist you in serving some of the most vulnerable children in our state.

Amanda Goes to School

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   Updated 9/8/2015

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