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Coalition Provides Professional Development For Educators Of Military Families

March 30, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - National Guard and Reserve families now have a new support system that they can use to help their children in schools. The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is expanding its school-based professional development to states and local communities impacted by military deployment.  

West Virginia currently has more than 1,700 men and women deployed. Because of the high number of active duty National Guardsmen and Reservists from the state, educators are invited to learn how to make the transition for students of deployed families smoother by attending a training seminar sponsored by the MCEC’s Institute of Supporting Children and Families of Guard and Reserves.  

Enrolled participants will learn to better understand the basic general information about the National Guard and Reserve and be more prepared for the effects of mobilization and deployment separation on military children, among other aspects.  

To learn more about the Institute of Supporting Children and Families of Guard and Reserves, visit www.MilitaryChild.org, or contact Dr. Larry Moehnke, with the MCEC, at (254) 953-1923.  

The MCEC is a non-profit, world-wide organization that identifies the challenges that face the highly mobile military child, increases awareness of these challenges in military and educational communities and initiates and implements programs to meet the challenges. MCEC's goal is to level the educational playing field for military children wherever they are located around the world and to serve as a model for all highly mobile children.

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