States Must Make Most of ESSA Military Student Identifier Provision

States Must Make Most of ESSA Military Student Identifier Provision

February 13, 2018

Christi Ham, chairwoman of Military Families for High Standards, tells the story of “Michael,” a fictitious military-connected child who is a symbol for all children of service members, “because so many military families endure similar obstacles in ensuring a quality education for their children while moving so many times.” To make education and life better for these vital members of our society, we need to know what they are going through and how their experiences impact them. Which is why the military identifier that is part of ESSA is so important. Additionally, for military families looking for help, a number of military-family support organizations have pulled together a concise transition guide to help plan for the educational needs of children in a new posting.