New group wants to be strong voice for military kids’ education
Advocates with a special interest in the well-being of military children have launched an advisory group that pulls in a number of organizations that have long worked to help ensure military children have the best educational opportunities possible.
“Military-connected students and their families deserve educational options that move them forward and shape their tomorrows with great positive impact,” said Christi Ham, chairwoman of Military Families for High Standards, one of the inaugural organizations in the Coalition for Military-Connected Student Success. “Gathered here are those who focus their time, talents and energies to provide valuable options for these students. This group will become a powerful voice and a strong influence for outcomes that can shape true educational success.”
The overwhelming majority of school-age military children attend public schools. The coalition expects to focus its efforts on the U.S. Department of Education; military and civilian leaders of the military services; members of Congress; state-level education officials; service members and spouses; and the news media.