Posted: January 13, 2021
HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas — The Military Child Education Coalition® announced today that the nonprofit’s president and CEO, Dr. Becky Porter, has been announced as the newest ex-officio member of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3).
Porter replaces Dr. Dave Splitek who served as the initial MCEC ex-officio member since 2009.
“The opportunity to represent MCEC as part of MIC3 is a tremendous honor,” said Porter. “I look forward to collaborating with other ex-officio members and the commissioners to champion improvements that reduce challenges students and families face as a result of military-connected transitions.”
Porter joins representatives from the Military Impact Schools Association (MISA) and the National Military Family Association (NMFA) as ex-officio members from organizations who have served together with MIC3 since 2009.
When the Compact went into effect 11 years ago, MCEC®, MISA, and NMFA were extended invitations to serve as ex-officio members based on their organizations’ history of supporting initiatives and providing programs that aligned with the mission of MIC3.
“This partnership continues to be vital for MCEC and our military-connected children and families,” added Porter. “Through our involvement with MIC3, MCEC is able to collaborate with other organizations and ensure stronger results here in the U.S. and around the world.”
MCEC endeavors to inform, educate and inspire all military-connected students, families and professionals through multiple platforms that raise awareness about programs and initiatives designed to ease transitions. The organization accomplishes their goal – and promotes the importance of MIC3 through its Parent Program initiative, building and enhancing relationships with school liaison officers, and featuring key leaders during the nonprofit’s annual National Training Seminar in July.
“This past year the burdens associated with transitions were magnified exponentially due to COVID,” added Porter. “We should never have a military family or child in limbo about educational requirements. This is why MCEC exists and why we are proud to serve as an ex-officio member organization with MIC3.”
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MCEC supports all military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve education challenges associated with the military lifestyle. Learn more about the national advocacy efforts of MCEC and our partnerships at MilitaryChild.org and on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About the Military Child Education Coalition
MCEC is a 501(c)(3) global, nonprofit leadership and advocacy organization focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for millions of military and veteran-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separations.
About the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission
The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission addresses key issues encountered by military-connected children, such as eligibility, enrollment, placement, and graduation. The Compact utilizes a comprehensive approach that provides consistent policy in every school district in every state and DC. For more information, please visit www.mic3.net.
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