Improving Educational Opportunities of Military Connected Students
Upcoming Event: A panel discussion on improving educational opportunities of military-connected students. The event will feature:
- Release of a new Lexington Institute report on how children of active duty U.S. military personnel face a shortage of high-quality educational options that hurt academic achievement and reduce a family’s satisfaction with a military career.
- Release of a new survey done in conjunction with the Military Times on the views of U.S. service members concerning education issues impacting their children and careers.
Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, 13th floor, First Amendment Room, Washington, DC 20045
Date: Tuesday January 24, 2017
Time: 9:00-10:30am (A complimentary breakfast will be served starting at 9:00am and the event will begin at 9:30am.)
RSVP: Registration is required. Click here to register to attend.
For more than one million school-aged children in public schools that have a parent serving active duty in the United States military, access to a high-quality education can be an uncertainty.
Military-connected children face many more challenges than civilian students, including multiple moves throughout their K-12 experience, uneven education offerings from locale to locale, especially for gifted and special needs students, the worries of one or more parent deployed overseas, all on top of preparing for college or career.
On January 24th, The Collaborative for Student Success and Military Families for High Standards will host an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss findings from a new report from the Lexington Institute, which examines the shortage of high-quality educational options for military-connected families and students – from schools to programs within schools.