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Easing School Transitions for Military Families

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Announcing the 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools!

SchoolQuest and the MCEC would like to congratulate the 2014 Blue Ribbon School award winners.  “The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.” – U.S. Dept of Education, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program   

Categories: Moving to a New School, Special Topics, Extra Resource Documents, Moving to a New School, Special Topics

Reading Rockets Newsletter - Resources for Parents and Teachers


Just because kids are on their summer break from school doesn’t mean they have to stop learning.  The June 2014 Reading Rockets Newsletter offers lots of fun learning ideas and activities for kids and families to enjoy at home!

Categories: Your Child's Ages & Stages, Extra Resource Documents

The New and Improved SchoolQuest . . . Check Us Out!

For those of you who are already familiar with SchoolQuest™ (an online educational initiative of the Military Child Education Coalition®, MCEC®) easing school transitions for military families is still our mission. For those who have not yet experienced all that our site has to offer, come and see what you’ve been missing!

Categories: Moving to a New School, Your Child's Ages & Stages, Student 2 Student Programs Worldwide, Transition to College, Special Topics, Extra Resource Documents

Homework Help . . . Find it in the Library!


New School Supplies . . . Check Completed School Office Forms . . . Check Haircuts and Student Pictures Taken . . . Check What comes next? HOMEWORK! . . . When tackling this often touchy family issue, remember all of the information, tools and resources ready and waiting for you here at™.

Categories: Your Child's Ages & Stages, Student 2 Student Programs Worldwide, Transition to College, Special Topics, Extra Resource Documents

College Navigator . . . Learn more about it in our SQ Library!

Just getting started with your college search?  Or perhaps you’ve already begun, but now you’d like to start comparing your top picks.  “College Navigator” is a great resource to help you in either endeavor.

Part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, the National Center for Education Statistics’ “College Navigator” allows users to search for colleges based upon state, zip code, programs/majors, campus setting and more.  You can build a list of schools with their “My Favorites” function which allows side-by-side comparisons, and an interactive map allows school locations to be mapped out as well.  Search results can then be exported into a spreadsheet for future reference when you’re away from the site.  The “College Affordability and Transparency Center” link on the College Navigator home page allows users to browse lists of institutions with the highest and lowest tuition & fees and net price.

Categories: Your Child's Ages & Stages, Student 2 Student Programs Worldwide, Transition to College, Extra Resource Documents

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