42 U.S.C. § 11434a : US Code - Section 11434A: Definitions

      For purposes of this part:
        (1) The terms "enroll" and "enrollment" include attending
      classes and participating fully in school activities.
        (2) The term "homeless children and youths" - 
          (A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate
        nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 11302(a)(1)
        of this title); and
          (B) includes - 
            (i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of
          other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a
          similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks,
          or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate
          accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional
          shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster
          care placement;
            (ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime
          residence that is a public or private place not designed for
          or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for
          human beings (within the meaning of section 11302(a)(2)(C)
          (!1) of this title);

            (iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks,
          public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus
          or train stations, or similar settings; and
            (iv) migratory children (as such term is defined in section
          6399 of title 20) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of
          this part because the children are living in circumstances
          described in clauses (i) through (iii).

        (3) The terms "local educational agency" and "State educational
      agency" have the meanings given such terms in section 7801 of
      title 20.
        (4) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Education.
        (5) The term "State" means each of the 50 States, the District
      of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
        (6) The term "unaccompanied youth" includes a youth not in the
      physical custody of a parent or guardian.