Author Archives: Branch Staff

19 Apr
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Remembering Gold Star Kids

    For some military kids, Memorial Day has a deeply personal meaning. They belong to a special group of families that Parent Center staff may encounter: Gold Star Families. Gold Star Families have lost a loved one in military ...

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19 Apr
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Leaving the Military: Changing to Civilian Services and Supports

It’s very difficult for retiring military service members and their spouses to find supports outside of the military system that they’re used to, especially when they have a child with a disability. A military family may live in a geographic ...

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27 Mar
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Military Children, Accommodations and College Entrance Exams

    The transition from high school to college can be a daunting experience for any teenager, however, it can be even more challenging when that teenager is part of a military family. Part of the transition process is preparing ...

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13 Mar
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What You Should Know About the Interstate Compact

    The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children addresses the unique challenges that military children experience because of frequent Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves. This document can help military families understand how the Interstate Compact works to help make moving and ...

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13 Mar
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From The Branch’s Advisors

From The Branch’s Advisors: From time to time we’ll share relevant articles, tips, information, etc., from The Branch’s Advisory Committee. The Branch is grateful to all the time and assistance the committee members provide and to see the committee members ...

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13 Mar
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Report Cards Will Include Military Students

Report Cards Will Include Military Students: From Every Student Succeeds Act, Title I, Part A, Sec. 1005: ‘(C) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.-Each State report card required under this subsection shall include the following information:… ”(ii) For all students and disaggregated by each subgroup of ...

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13 Mar
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Branch Bugle March 2017

    Restraint and Seclusion Policies, by State When working with military families, here is a helpful resource to share with those who may have concerns about restraint and seclusion in their State or one where their family may be relocated. It gives specific information ...

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10 Mar
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Branch Bugle Fall 2016

    Questions and Answers from the Branch Bugle Newsletter: How Can I get onto an installation to offer a workshop or training?   Report Cards Will Include Military Students: ESSA and Children from Active Duty Military Families   Latest ...

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10 Mar
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Branch Bugle Summer 2016

Welcome Andrea! Andrea is the new Branch Team member who will work with Parent Center Regions 4 & 5. Learn about Andrea.   What are military families experiencing with the TRICARE ABA service changes? TRICARE recently changed reimbursement amounts for ...

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09 Mar
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Branch Bugle Spring 2016

    Military Culture: Create Your Own Avatar  The Branch has been receiving requests from Parent Center staff for resources to help them understand military culture. We would like to share a great resource: Family of Heroes: Role-play simulation for ...

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