U.S. Education Secretary to Address Issues that Affect Military-Connected Children at Military Child Education Coalition’s National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks during a panel discussion at the Military Child Education Coalition’s National Training Seminar on Wednesday, July 30, in Washington, D.C. The two-day seminar, which takes place today and tomorrow, July 29-30, focuses on issues impacting the academics, service and wellness of military-connected children. Duncan will discuss college access and affordability, and how to best support military-connected students. Following his brief remarks, the Secretary will take questions from the audience.

The work of the Military Child Education Coalition focuses on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. Military children generally move several times during their K-12 school years. In addition to giving up friends and routines, students must deal with other frustrations as they move from school to school. The role of the MCEC is to help families, schools and communities be better prepared to support military-connected children throughout their academic years.