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Tuesday, January 22 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Targeting Interventions for the Most At-Risk: Collaborations for Homeless Students
Students experiencing homelessness often have some of the most complex challenges to academic success which can have devastating effects on academic performance. Both the Title I and McKinney-Vento Acts provide a vehicle to ensuring positive academic outcomes for homeless students through collaboration, coordination, and complimentary provisions. This session will examine a basic outline for legal provisions that allow for interventions tailored to this group of students. Scenarios and interaction with experts from both programs at the local and state level will help participants move from policy lessons to implementation using examples of effective practices and quality programming that can be implemented in the home districts and states of session participants.

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Lori Bruce

Dr. Bruce has been a Federal Programs Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for 6 years. She has worked as a teacher, building administrator, and central office coordinator. Dr. Bruce is also an adjunct clinical professor at the University of North Ca... Read More →

Christina Endres

Program Specialist, National Center for Homeless Education
Christina Endres is a Program Specialist with the National Center for Homeless Education. Prior to joining NCHE, she worked for 10 years as a state coordinator for homeless education. Christina also served as a state coordinator for Even Start. She started her career providing direct... Read More →
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Catherine Knowles

Ms. Knowles has been a leading advocate for homeless students for over a decade. As Homeless Education Program Supervisor, she ensures nearly 2,500 homeless students have the things they need to succeed in school every year.
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Lisa Phillips

Ms. Phillips serves as the North Carolina State Coordinator. She has worked as an assistant principal, school social worker, parent liaison and North Carolina School Social Work Association board member. Ms. Phillips has experience with team building, grant writing, and at-risk youth... Read More →

Tuesday January 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am EST
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