Military-Connected Children Benefit From Grant Through Military Child …

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Military-Connected Children Benefit From Grant Through Military Child …
News from Sacramento Bee:

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Military Child Education Coalition has received a $ 150,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the likelihood that military-connected children are college and career ready. With both organizations striving to ensure young people reach their full potential, the partnership reflects a shared goal of providing all students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed beyond high school—in college, career, and life.

In keeping with its mission to ensure educational opportunities for the nation’s nearly 2 million military-connected children, the Military Child Education Coalition will advocate for clear and consistent educational standards across all 50 states. Frequently referred to as Common Core Standards, adoption and implementation of standards in core subject areas such as math, science, reading-language arts, and social studies will benefit all students.

According to Dr. Mary M. Keller, President and CEO of Military Child Education Coalition, Common Core Standards (CCS) are especially beneficial to military-connected children who move three times more frequently than their civilian classmates or ex…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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Elementary schools reach out to families
News from Rosemount Town Pages:

With books spread out in front of them and their children by their side, parents of Rosemount-area elementary school students learned some lessons Tuesday night about what it means to be involved in their child’s education.

The event, held at the Rosemount Community Center, was one of three around the district Tuesday paid for with a grant from Dakota County. The evening included storytelling by principals, math games and journaling along with lessons about how to get the most out of a parent-teacher conference.

The idea, Rosemount Elementary School principal Tom Idstrom said, was t…………… continues on Rosemount Town Pages

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