Embracing a Healthy Family: Toolkit Helps School Leaders Support Military Children

Toolkit Helps School Leaders Support Military Children

The National Military Family Association just released this:

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) has released a toolkit on Supporting the Military Child to help school leaders meet the needs of children whose parents are deployed or in transition. Developed with a grant from the Veterans Support Foundation, this free, online resource is available on the AASA website at: www.aasa.org/MilitaryChild.aspx.

The toolkit includes:
  • Top 15 things school leaders can do to support military children
  • Key facts about the military child
  • Facts about Impact Aid, the federal funding available to help school districts handle the cost of educating children from military families
  • Facts about the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, legislation signed by 26 states that aims to ease school-to-school transfers for military children
  • A videotaped discussion among school administrators on how schools can support military kids
  • A video statement of support from Gen. Craig R. McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau
The American Association of School Administrators was founded in 1865 and is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. The mission of AASA is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For further information, visit www.aasa.org.

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