As of November 2010, 1.9 million children in America had a parent serving in the military. Of these children:
• 1.2 million were of school age
• 220,000 were children of a currently deployed parent
• 75,000 had seen a parent deployed multiple times.
1The research community confirms the experience of these families: “Multiple deployments, frequent moves, and high levels of uncertainty are but a few of the demands placed on military children.
”2Yet nearly 80% of the children in military families attend civilian schools, as do 625,000 children of National
Guard members and 705,000 children of Reserve Members.
3The civilian schools these students are attending may not be well-equipped to address the special academic and social/emotional needs of
In recent years, efforts such as the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children have elevated awareness among policymakers and educators of the unique challenges of children of active duty military personnel.
Below are the findings and recommendations of recent studies that quantify the needs of military children. Studies are listed by date, with most recent studies listed first.
The link to the report is attached below
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