• Transition Issues Continue to Plague Military Kids Transferring Schools

    Transition Issues Continue to Plague Military Kids Transferring Schools0

    Military children transferring to new school districts when their families move continue to encounter problems associated with their transition even after all 50 states and the District of Columbia last year adopted an interstate agreement designed to eliminate such issues. Problems include eligibility for sports teams, acceptance of credits from previous schools, and placement in programs such as gifted and talented, Military Times reported following a discussion at the National Training Seminar of the Military Child Education Coalition. The majority of attendees at the session were school liaison officers, who serve as liaisons between parents, local schools and the military commands …

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  • Schools Serving Military Families Strive to Make Children Feel Welcome

    Schools Serving Military Families Strive to Make Children Feel Welcome0

    As schools across the country prepare to track the academic progress of military kids under education legislation passed in December, a number of districts already have programs in place to support the children of service members. Silver Strand Elementary School in the Coronado Unified School District, outside of San Diego, has a full-time military family life counselor and eight part-time specialists who work closely with small groups of students on reading, writing and math, reported EdSource. The tutors are funded by federal grants; the counselor is paid for by the Navy …

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  • Army Willing to Urge Schools to Comply with Compact to Ease Kids’ Transfers0

    If schools aren’t complying with an interstate agreement designed to smooth the transition for military children transferring to a new school district, families should make sure military leaders are aware, the Army’s top officer said this week during a session at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting. “Don’t assume we know,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had adopted the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunity for Military Children as of last year, with states now in various stages of implementing the agreement …

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