Military-Connected Students Tag

Don’t Know Much About History (of the MSI)…

Military Families for High Standards Chairwoman Christi Ham provides an overview of the history of the Military Student Identifier (MSI), from the first “big step” of developing the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children in 2008 to the passage of ESSA in 2015.

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Military Families, the MSI, and ESSA

“Our armed forces have a manpower problem,” write retired U.S. Army general Ann Dunwoody and Military Families for High Standards Chairwoman Christi Ham. Retaining our current forces is as important as recruitment, but current members of the armed services “are increasingly concerned about their choice...

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Addressing the Challenges of Military Families

Amelia Harper reports on a new District Administration brief, noting that school leaders “need to be aware of how the experiences of military families create special challenges in the way students connect to the world, the social and emotional challenges they face, and the educational...

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Opportunities for Military-Connected Students under ESSA

Military Families for High Standards Chairwoman Christi Ham discussed opportunities for students under ESSA. According to Ham, “Given the average military-connected student moves six to nine times between kindergarten and graduating high school, many of the sons and daughters of U.S. service members get used...

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Christi Ham Discusses Importance of ESSA for Military Students

Christi Ham, chairwoman for Military Families for High Standards, discussed the importance of ESSA “requiring states to identify military students and track their test scores, attendance and graduation rates as they move from base to base and state to state.” While some states have already...

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The “Military Student Identifier” Provision

ESSA now requires states to track military children as a “vulnerable subgroup” under the “military student identifier” provision, but The 74 Million reports that many states may be unprepared to comply with the regulation. States must now collect and report on “test scores, attendance and...

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