Military Children and Schools
Department:Education Research Section
Audience:Open to the Public, Registration Required
The Future of Children
Military children are everywhere, in virtually every school in the U.S. In recent years, more than two million children of military families have been separated from their service member parents because of deployment. Many more have faced frequent moves and transitions to new schools. These types of transitions directly affect their educational outcomes. Schools should work to identify these students and to assist them both educationally and emotionally. Registration is required.
This conference will address the school experiences of military children and identify research and policies to assist them. The discussion will use developmental science to highlight effective education programs as well as to suggest potential new program models. For this conference, we will define military children as those from families on active duty or in the National Guard and Reserve, in addition the children of military veterans.
This conference is an outreach event for the Future of Children journal’s Military Children and Families issue, edited by Colonel Stephen J. Cozza (U.S. Army, Retired) and Richard M. Lerner. The issue is available online at http://futureofchildren.org.