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Educational Opportunities for Military Children

Month of the Military Child - April 2021

During April, we celebrate Month of the Military Child. It is recognized and celebrated to honor the challenges, contributions, and sacrifices of our military children and their families. Caspar Weinberger, former Defense Secretary, established this commemoration in 1986. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recognizes and celebrates our military children and families. State Superintendent, Carolyn Stanford Taylor, has proclaimed April as Month of the Military Child, see the 2021 Military Child Month Proclamation. In 2009, the Wisconsin legislature enacted the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children into law in order to remove barriers to educational success for our military children.

Visit the DODEA Month of the Military Child webpage to learn more about and celebrate Month of the Military Child. The week of April 12 – 16, 2021 can be celebrated by showing support through spirit days.

  • April 12 - Show your support for your favorite branch of the military
  • April 13 - Red, White, and Blue day
  • April 14 - “Camo” day
  • April 15 - Statewide PURPLE Up day (wear Purple)
  • April 16 - RED, Remember Everyone Deployed day (wear RED)

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children

Wisconsin is committed to working at the state and local level to ensure that children of military families are afforded opportunities for educational success. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction works to ensure that children are supported in achieving their educational goals.

 

For more information contact Shelley Joan Weiss at shelleyjoan.weiss1@gmail.com

For questions about this information, contact Andrea Donegan (608) 224-6175