Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education


Resources for Families

Litlle Rock Air Force Base Airmen and Family Readiness Center

Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity

Military One Source

Military Child Education Coalition

National Federation of State High School Associations

Arkansas Activities Association

National Military Family Association

National Traumatic Child Stress Network Learning Center - Military and Veteran Families

MIC3 Parent Flowchart


MIC3 Parent's Guide

Helping Military Children With Traumatic Grief: Tips for Parents

Traumatic Grief in Military Children

After Service: Veteran Families in Transition

Arkansas National Guard Child and Youth Programs

Our Military Kids


Resources for Military Education Coordinators 

MIC3 Rules (PDF)

MIC3 Promulgation of Rules Guide (PDF)

Military Impacted Schools Association

U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity

Educator's Guide to the Military Child During Deployment (PDF)
Guide to the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (PDF)
Legal Advisories (Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission) 
Guiding Principles for Preparing Educators to Meet the Needs of Military-Connected Students
Child Maltreatment in Military Families - A Fact Sheet for Providers
Childhood Traumatic Grief: Information for School Personnel Teaching Military Children
Helping Military Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Educators
Traumatic Grief in Military Children Information for Educators
Working Effectively With Military Families: 10 Key Concepts All Providers Should Know

Suggested Reading

Books for Educators
Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers, by Amanda Trimillos and Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman
Books for Children
Hero Dad, by Melinda Hardin
Hero Mom, by Melinda Hardin
H is for Honor:  A Military Family Alphabet, by Devin Scillian
My Dad’s a Hero, by Rebecca Christiansen
My Mommy Wears Combat Boots, by Sharon McBride
Night Catch, by Brenda Ehrmantraut
Love Lizzie:  Letters to a Military Mom, by Lisa Tucker McElroy
A Paper Hug, by Stephanie Skolmoski
Boo Boo Bear's Mission: The True Story of a Teddy Bear's Adventures in Iraq, by Mary Linda Sather
The ABCs of the Army, by Maria Cordova
Home is Where Our Hero Is, by Bridgett Platt
Military Life: Stories and Poems for Children, by Various Authors and illustrated by Quinette Cook

State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

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