Military-Family Struggles at Beginning of School Year—and how MSI Could Help

Military-Family Struggles at Beginning of School Year—and how MSI Could Help

November 2, 2018

Kiera Gallagher, M.Ed, a teacher at Albritton Middle School at Fort Bragg and an Army spouse, reflects on the struggles military families like her own face and how such families “cross their fingers” during the back to school period of the year. She writes that each time she hopes “that the transition out of one school system and into another goes smoothly and doesn’t get in the way of their child’s educational success.” While Gallagher thinks ESSA’s Military Student Identifier (MSI) “by itself is helpful,” she also says “to provide the greatest value for military families, it needs to be linked to programs with a proven track record of helping military-connected children and addressing their unique educational needs.”