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Additional Resources for Military Families

For Families

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) – The Interstate Commission was developed to establish a uniform standard that eases the state-to-state transition of military personnel, their spouses, and primarily their children as these children transfer from one state to another and from one state to another and from one school system to another as a direct result of the military parent's frequent reassignments. The MIC3 website offers numerous resources related to the Interstate Compact including one page reference documents and training modules. 

MilitaryOneSource – Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense (DoD) to active duty, Guard and Reserve service members, and their families with comprehensive information on every aspect of military life including deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more.

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) – MCEC's mission is to ensure inclusive, quality educational experiences for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. MCEC offers numerous resources for parents, information about leadership camps and scholarships, and extensive training for educators about the needs of military-connected students. 

National Military Family Association – Founded 43 years ago, the National Military Family Association is a non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families, such as comprehensive child care, accessible health care, spouse employment options, great schools, caring communities, a secure retirement, and support for widows and widowers.

Military Kids Connect - This site helps military kids connect with each other and share common concerns.

School Quest - School Quest is designed for the military child who is moving to a new school district. This site helps a student (and parents) search for information about schools in the new location. can connect you to a professional tutor whenever you need one. This service is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to military families.

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
STOMP is a federally funded Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center established to assist military families who have children with special education or health needs.

For Educators and School Administrators

Letter to Superintendents from Secretary Duncan regarding Children of Military-Connected Families – Information from the U.S. Department of Education regarding the need for flexibility related to school attendance policies. 

Children of Military Service Members Resource Guide 
This resource guide is for educators and others who work with the children of military members. It provides reviews of books, videos, websites, and other media.

Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools – The initiative is a consortium of eight military-connected districts, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), and the University of Southern California (USC). The project is identifying and providing supports for military-connected students by creating appropriate evidence-based programs, and assisting the districts with implementation.

USA4 Military Families – USA4 Military Families initiative seeks to engage and educate state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests, and other state leaders about the needs of military members and their families.

Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) – is a national organization of school superintendents to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.

Helping Kids Cope When a Loved One Is on Military Deployment
This book was produced by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

School Connectedness: Improving [Military] Students’ Lives
John Hopkins University offers an online course and other resources for educators.

Veterans Day Teacher Guide
Many resources are provided to help with planning a Veteran’s Day Assembly, including a downloadable Teacher’s Guide.