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UIC student and CMHS alum shares love of engineering with girls as member of Society of Women Engineers


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UIC Electrical and Computer Engineering student and CMHS alumnus ('13) Stephanie Sagun (right) is excited to introduce engineering to female elementary students during the "Mom, Me, and SWE" event on Nov. 12 at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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McKinney Vento Educational Rights
McKinney Vento Educational Rights
McKinney - Vento Assistance Act

While having the opportunity to enroll and succeed in school may seem like a given to many of us, the McKinney-Vento Act was enacted due to the numerous barriers eligible children faced in obtaining a free, appropriate public education.

To address this issue, Congress passed the Stewart B. McKinney Act, reauthorized most recently as the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act. This act guarantees eligible children and youth the following:
  • The right to immediate enrollment in school, even if lacking paperwork normally required for enrollment.
  • The right to attend school in his/her school of origin (if this is requested by the parent and is feasible) or in the school in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.
  • The right to receive transportation to his/her school of origin, if this is requested by the parent.
  • The right to services comparable to those received by housed schoolmates, including transportation and supplemental educational services.
  • The right to attend school along with children not experiencing hardship. Segregation based on a student's status as McKinney Vento is strictly prohibited.
  • The posting of McKinney Vento students' rights in all schools and other places around the community.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized January 2002


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