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Military Child Education Coalition


Join our mission mitigating the academic and wellbeing challenges faced by military-connected children. Our research-informed programs and relevant resources educate, advocate, and collaborate in service of the children of those who serve us all.

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Success Story

“A recent transition created a lapse in gifted education
opportunities for my children but connecting with MCEC opened so
many doors. I’m thankful my family is now on a path of certainty.
MCEC’s care made all the difference.”
~ Rebecca, Parent

Rebecca was attending an event on base. Being a military spouse and parent, she struck
up a conversation with an MCEC Community Coordinator who serves as liaison to the local military-connected community. It became clear that the transition issues for which Rebecca was seeking advice could more appropriately be addressed by Mark Patton, one of MCEC’s Military Student Consultants (MSC).
Rebecca’s family recently transitioned to a new duty location, and the new schools would not recognize the prior schools’ testing, resulting in both of Rebecca’s children being denied gifted education classes. Mark contacted the School Liaison and the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commissioner (MIC3) to help ensure the district placed the kids appropriately.
Mark also introduced Rebecca to MCEC’s SchoolQuest, a free online tool to help military parents better prepare for critical transitions. When Mark learned the children were “Gold Star” kids, he also introduced Rebecca to benefits and assistance available through Gold Star
Families, revealing opportunities she hadn’t known to explore.

Connecting to MCEC opens many doors, not only to our free resources, but to the
wider community of coalition partners that can offer support and assistance for military
Thanks to the generous and abiding donations of our supporters, our MSCs can remain responsive, and vital resources can remain free.