April is Month of the Military Child: Resources for educators

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March 14, 2013 07:35 pm

On the metro the other morning, “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Frank Sinatra played on my iPod, and the tune put me in a rather sunny disposition. It crossed my mind that a fellow military spouse volunteer had recently reminded me that April is “Month of the Military Child.” As a military spouse without children, I wondered – how could I contribute to the month? What could I add to the education and well-being of military children?military child

It occurred to me that maybe I’m not the only one confronted with the will to help military children. I just need some finesse with how to approach the issues. Educators in the Alliance for Excellent Education’s community may also need insight to helpful resources.

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Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission and Common Core State Standards work hand in hand to secure military childrens’ educational futures

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November 12, 2012 05:01 pm

It’s your first day at school. No, it’s not the familiar schoolhouse with all of your favorite teachers, best friends, playground or the first crush you’ve grown to adore. This is a new school where no one knows your name and they don’t recognize your face. You’ve been in a similar situation at least once in your life, right?

Now imagine the anticipation, nervousness and curiosity you’d feel if it happened every two years or even multiple times during the same school year. It seems rather impossible, but, according to the National Military Family Association, “on average, military children will move at least twice during their high school years, and most will attend six to nine different schools between kindergarten and 12th grade.”

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