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USA 4 Issue 9. Key message By identifying military children and providing data on their attendance and education outcomes, states can assist schools and districts by providing access to data to help inform policy and program decisions for this unique student population.

USA 4 Issue 9

In addition, DoD will benefit from this data in developing policy and military child education initiatives. Discussion pointsAn identifier helps gather where military-connected students attend school, their academic performance over time in reading, math and science, and graduation rates. It would not be intended to create an "accountable subgroup" but rather establish a report-only requirement in the same manner as for migrant and homeless children. Data would be available to schools and districts as they review academic programs and school policy and would be available, upon request, by DoD or researchers to track academic and education progress in the following ways:

Home. Children on the Homefront: The Experience of Children From Military Families. Military Youth on the Move - Home. Being a military kid can be great most of the time, but it does have its own unique problems.

Military Youth on the Move - Home

When you're dealing with those problems, it can sometimes feel like you're all alone. You're not! If you need help, don't be afraid to ask. Check out these resources for getting help when you need it…

Military Children

Military Child Education Coalition. Registration opens April 1st, 2015!

Military Child Education Coalition

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel - Washington, DC The 2015 National Training Seminar is a globally-recognized, premier training event for anyone interested in serving and supporting military-connected children. The event provides a unique opportunity for our more than 700 attendees to engage with senior military and education leaders. This seminar provides in-depth coverage of current issues relevant to military-connected children during a period of significant change and challenge. Our 2015 speakers will present sessions on a variety of topics of interest to the MCEC audience and feature sessions reflecting our 2015 NTS content stands: Character Development, Systems of Support and Academics and Innovation.

We’re counting on you to sponsor an educator, a parent, or a student who might not otherwise be able to attend. Click here to download a PDF of the sponsor application • Character Development. . • Systems of Support. . • Academics and Innovations. 1. 2. 3. 4. Untitled. Q&A: Meeting the Military Child's Needs. An interview with Professor Robert Blum of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Q: Does deployment have an impact on kids in the school setting?

Q&A: Meeting the Military Child's Needs

Blum: It can have a tremendous impact and it can depend on the type of school setting. A child who has a parent in the Reserves, for example, may be in a school where there are no other children whose parents are deployed. That child may feel extremely isolated. We often don’t ask if children have parents who are deployed, so at times schools don’t even know about it until a problem arises.

Other kids are in Military Impacted Schools, where there are large numbers of children who have parents who are deployed. Q: What can schools do to support kids who have parents who are deployed? Blum: The kinds of things schools can to do include: 5 Things School Leaders Can Do To Connect With Military Families. The average military family moves three times more often than its civilian counterpart, according to the Department of Defense.

5 Things School Leaders Can Do To Connect With Military Families

This transiency often disrupts a military family child’s friendships, academic progress, and sense of connectedness. School leaders can ensure that during the time military children are in their schools—however short that time—these students have a sense of stability and safety and stay on track toward graduation. Here are 5 things school leaders can do to build connections: 1.

Develop a welcome packet for military children. 2. 3. 4. 5. OMK - Operation Military Kids. April is the Month of the Military Child!

OMK - Operation Military Kids

Join us in celebrating our Military Children with these featured events: 4th Annual Purple Up! Day April 15, 2014. OMK - Operation Military Kids. Military Child Education Coalition. Our Military Kids. National Military Family Association: Community Toolkit. Finding Common Ground: A Toolkit for Communities Supporting Military Families Finding Common Ground: A Toolkit for Communities Supporting Military Families is a new resource from the National Military Family Association.

National Military Family Association: Community Toolkit

This toolkit is the product of our Association's summit, "When Parents Deploy: Understanding the Experiences of Military Children and Spouses," at which we gathered the leading experts in the fields of military family support, childhood development, women's issues, and behavioral health. This toolkit suggests easily-achievable action items and useful resources to guide anyone who wants to support military families, but doesn’t know where to start. Identify yourself in one of the communities below and read about ideas and resources that can start conversations and stimulate action. Then, take some time to explore the other toolkit links. Click here to download and print the 12-page Summary and Recommendations from the summit. Download the Community Toolkit in Spanish. Military Child Appreciation Month on Pinterest.