Of all of the amendments to the McKinney-Vento Act made by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new requirement for local educational agency (LEA) liaisons to be “able to carry out” ten specific duties in the law has the potential to have the greatest impact on children and youth who are experiencing homelessness.  But what does it mean for a liaison to be able to carry out his or her legal duties? And how can local educational agencies determine where improvements must be made?

We developed a simple tool to help LEAs quickly identify and prioritize areas where greater capacity is needed to carry out the law.

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