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College and Career Readiness . . . What’s being done about it?

08.11.2015, by Susan Conolly
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In our blog entries published in March, “What’s the big deal about “College and Career Readiness?”, and in June, “Why College and Career Ready Standards are Important for Military-Connected Students”, we discussed the importance of preparing military-connected students for life after high school graduation. Information provided below by the Foundation for Excellence in Education further illustrates the gap between where graduates currently are in terms of college and career readiness and where they need to be . . .


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What’s RIGHT with These United States

07.01.2015, by Susan Conolly
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Independence Day. Who else loves this holiday? It’s right in the middle of summer. We ask each other, “What are you doing for the 4th?” Images of barbeques, watermelon, and fireworks immediately come to mind. What’s not to love?


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3 Reasons the MIC3 is Crucial for Military Families

06.25.2015, by Susan Conolly
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MIC3 is an acronym for the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission. In my opinion, this Compact is incredibly important for military families. Eligibility extends to the children of:

- Active duty member of the U.S. armed forces, including National Guard and Reserves on active duty orders
- Members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year
- Members who die on active duty


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Why College and Career Ready Standards are Important for Military-Connected Students

06.22.2015, by Susan Conolly
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In April, we recognized the “Month of the Military Child.” Many of you have military children or are familiar with them so you may not be surprised by the following numbers compiled by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) in their “College, Career and Life Readiness” guide . . .


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The Summer Slide – SOLVED!

06.22.2015, by Susan Conolly
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Summer is here and the house has a distinctly different feel. My children’s days are characterized by a slower pace, no homework, and less responsibility. But there are those times when I wonder if those beautiful brains are turning to mush. All that hard work from the school year, is it going down the drain? Recently a dear friend shared a list of summer activities generated by Project Lead the Way and I was curious. Could we make learning fun?


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