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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program was designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.  Under this program, State educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children.  Homeless children and youth should have access to the same challenging student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.


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