When is Purple Up Day? You Decide! Purple-Up Day is part of the month-long April celebration “Month of the Military Child” or “MoMC”. The color purple is used as a symbol of all the service branches, as their official colors combine to make purple. Schools, both public and Department of Defense, many organizations and even state governments celebrate MoMC, but the date they pick for “official” Purple-Up Day varies quite a bit. In 2020, we’ve seen dates ranging from April 13-18.
Ideas for Purple-Up Day: Continue reading “Purple Up! Month of the Military Child, April 2020”
On October 23, 2019, OSEP published a letter
to “Anonymous” about the provision of compensatory education, as part of a
complaint resolution, after a family relocates to a new state. This informal
guidance can be useful to highly mobile military families. Continue reading “Compensatory Education and Relocating Families”
The Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) is a program offered through TRICARE, the military health care system.
ECHO may help some military families who have a family member with special needs. ECHO focuses on integrated sets of services and supplies beyond those available through TRICARE programs. Services are intended to reduce the disabling effects of a beneficiary’s condition. ECHO is only available as a supplement to TRICARE programs. If services or supplies are available through a beneficiary’s TRICARE plan, they won’t be covered under ECHO.
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