April is designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. Month of the Military Child is sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy and supported by many other organizations, including the ADE Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission.
There are many ways to celebrate Month of the Military Child. You can download a document with over 20 ideas.
The newly-established Arkansas Purple Star School Award recognizes schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces. To learn more about how your school may qualify, please go to Arkansas Purple Star School Award.
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