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Education Commission of the States and the Needs of Military Children

11/11/2013 Published by: Suzanne

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November is the month of “National Military Family Awareness” so it seems fitting to highlight some important studies that have been done to quantify the experience of these families.

Education Commission of the States (ECS) , which is a nationwide, nonpartisan interstate compact devoted to education, featured an article in September of 2013, “Key Findings and Recommendations of Recent Reports on Assisting Children of Military Personnel”,  in which Jennifer Dounay Zinthhighlighted four recent studies that quantify the needs of military children:

1.  “Home Front Alert:  The Risks Facing Young Children in Military Families”, Child Trends, July 22, 2012
2.  “Education of the Military Child in the 21st Century:  Current Dimensions of Educational Experiences for Army Children”, Military Child Education Coalition® for the U.S. Army, 2012*
3.  “Effects of Soldiers’ Deployment on Children’s Academic Performance and Behavioral Health”, RAND, 2011
4.  “Education of Military Dependent Students:  Better Information Needed to Assess Student Performance”, United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), March 2011

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