Military Information/ Resources

*The information below was gathered from the Military Child Education Coalition*
 

Interstate Compact Legislation
Passed in All Fifty States

The Military Child Education Coalition applauds the adoption of the Interstate Compact by all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Legislation focused on transition issues is in the best interest of military-connected children everywhere since the average military child moves 6-9 times during their K-12 education.

The Compact provides for uniform treatment of military-connected children transferring between school districts and states.  It impacts the children of our Active Duty service members, National Guard or Reserves who are on active duty orders, or service members who are medically discharged or retired during the first year of their transition.

What it does do - The Compact addresses issues with enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation. It also recognizes state and local education agencies have the final say.

What it doesn't do - It does not impact curriculum or local standards of education.

What’s left to do - Many states need to appoint/select state commissioners and fill their council member and family liaison positions. Educators/administrators/counselors/ school liaison officers need to be informed about the Compact. Those in key positions need to be trained in order to embrace the intent of the Compact. Parents should stay engaged to ensure their child receives the consideration afforded by the Compact.

 
 

Staying Connected With Your Family:
A Tool for Military Parents

Service members face unique challenges when it comes to being parents. Moves, deployment, reintegration and job stressors may affect a parent’s ability to adapt, adjust and manage parenting challenges and maintain strong relationships with their children. The Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) developed an educational online course dedicated to helping Service members enhance their parenting skills and strengthen the bond with their children.
 

No registration is required so visit www.veterantraining.va.gov/apps/veteranparenting
 
 

SchoolQuest is an initiative through the Military Child Education Coalition  

5 Reasons the Military Child Education Coalition suggests using their Scholarship Finder, which can be accessed at www.SchoolQuest.org

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It’s FREE to military and veteran-connected high-school students and members of the MCEC® Student 2 Student® program seeking undergraduate funding.

Searches result in a comprehensive list of reputable undergraduate scholarships.

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