• Seasons of Change

    Lisa Smith Molinari in Stars and Stripes – According to the authors of “Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers,” parents and educators should use a team approach to help military kids through transitions. Authors Amanda Trimillos, Air Force spouse, teacher, and mother of four, and Stacy…

  • Resilience and Challenge

    Leah Shafer, Bari Walsh, Matt Weber in Usable Knowledge – “There are more than 2 million children in US classrooms whose parents are active-duty military service members, National Guard or reservists, or military veterans. Contending with frequent moves, new schools, and the echoes of deployments and separations, these military-connected kids carry a…

  • Teachers as Teammates

    Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for NMFA – “When my children enter a new school in a new home town, I hope they’ll have teachers who will differentiate between initial shyness and a continuing struggle to connect with peers. Because states vary widely in learning standards, my military kids need teachers who are responsive…

  • Education and Readiness

    Jim Cowan and Marcus Lingenfelter in Proceedings magazine – “Ask any service member and he or she will tell you that the quality of education for their children is of top priority. In a direct hit on readiness, military families are making choices about whether to accept a particular duty…

  • The Helpful Education Binder

    From Military Family Life – “When we moved from Germany, our son’s records were late arriving back to the States,” says Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman. “Because I had complete information in his Education Binder, things like past report cards, standardized tests, and examples of his work, the school was willing to place…