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Schools to Collect Data on Students with Active Military Parents
September 25, 2018

For the first time this year, schools across the nation will be asking students if one of their parents is active duty military. A law passed in 2015 requires schools to collect and report data on children of active duty service men and women.  

Eyewitness News Washington Reporter Anna Wiernicki  reports the program is designed to provide support for the students of military families as they deal with the stresses of deployment and frequent relocation.

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The Checkered Flag Run Foundation Announces Name Change and 8th Annual Honor Walk
September 19, 2018

The HeroZona Foundation is excited to announce the new location for the 8th Annual Honor Walk, which will take place at Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus. The year will be special as it will take place on the 100th Anniversary of Veteran’s Day on Sunday, November 11. The event will benefit the Arizona State University Veteran Education Fund, American Legion and the HeroZona Foundation. This event is an opportunity to honor America’s veterans, including Arizona’s 680,000+ veterans who have served the country in the armed services.

“Everybody says they support veterans and veterans’ issues. Here’s a chance to turn our words into actions,” says former Arizona Congressman for Arizona’s 5th District and Arizona State University's Vice President of Government Affairs, Matt Salmon. (Read More...)

MIC3 Newsletter
August 2018

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June 2018

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The MIC3 Celebrates April as the Month of the Military Child
April 2018

The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) will “Purple Up! For Military Kids on April 25, 2018. The latest available data shows that of the 1.3M active duty members 34,478 are dual military with children, 58,989 are active duty single parents and 441, 090 are active duty married to a civilian spouse. (Read More...)

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
A Rule by the Defense Department, December 2016

DoD is establishing policies to implement the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (referred to as the “Compact”) within the DoD, informed by the sense of Congress, and in furtherance of the operation of DoD schools. The final rule provides components with policies to support the intent of the Compact, which is to aid the transition of school-age children in military families between school districts (to include between Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA) schools and state school districts). Each state joining the Compact agrees to address specific school transition issues in a consistent way and minimize school disruptions for military children transferring from one state school system to another. The Compact consists of general policies in four key areas: Eligibility, enrollment, placement, and graduation. Children of active duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders, and members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year are eligible for assistance under the Compact.

This rule is effective on January 19, 2017. (Read More...)

Commission Convenes Their Annual Business Meeting to Discuss Military Children's Compact
October 26, 2017

From October 25-27, 2017, the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) will convene at the Providence Renaissance Hotel for their Annual Business Meeting. Each year, the Meeting provides a forum for State Commissioners to share experiences, showcase best practices, and have policy discussions on an array of topics. (Read More...)

The MIC3 Celebrates April as the Month of the Military Child
October 26, 2017

The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) will “Purple Up! For Military Kids on April 25, 2017. According to the Military Child Education Coalition, of the 2 million military active duty, guard and reserve children, 1.1 million are school-aged between the ages of 5-18, and 76% attend public schools. (Read More...)

Commission Chooses New Executive Committee Members
October 26, 2017

The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) held their 2016 Annual Business Meeting on October 26-28th at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The meeting focused on organizational development and strategic planning. As part of the meeting, the Commission elected new officers. (Read More...)