How the Military Student Identifier can Help Military-Connected Students

How the Military Student Identifier can Help Military-Connected Students

October 11, 2017

Collaborative for Student Success Executive Director Jim Cowen and National Math + Science Initiative Vice President of State and Federal Programs Marcus Lingenfelter wrote that one “key factor in the degradation of military readiness involves a very personal element: service members and their young families.” If you ask any service member, “he or she will tell you that the quality of education for their children is of top priority.” Military families “are making choices about whether to accept a particular duty station or, worse, leave the armed forces based in part on the quality of the military bases’ schools.” Cowen and Lingenfelter highlight ESSA’s Military Student Identifier as a watershed development at the local level.