The Lexington Institute is hosting a briefing to discuss new research on the educational opportunities of military-connected students on Wednesday, February 8 at 2:30 PM in the Virginia State Capitol. We hope you will be able to join us.
Findings will be announced from a new national survey of military families, conducted in partnership with Military Times, about their experiences meeting their children’s educational needs and attitudes about how these experiences impact their military careers.
A new Lexington Institute report, Better Serving Those Who Serve: Improving the Educational Opportunities of Military-Connected Students, will also be discussed by its authors Doug Mesecar and Don Soifer.
The Lexington research paper focuses on Virginia as one of four states serving large populations of students connected with the different military services. It examines how the children of active-duty military personnel frequently face shortages of high-quality educational options, which obstruct academic achievement and can even reduce a family’s satisfaction with a military career. The report includes policy recommendations to improve education opportunities for this important community of some 1.2 million children of active-duty members of our nation’s military services.
- Delegate Thomas (Tag) Greason, Chairman, House Education Innovation Subcommittee;
- Jim Cowen, Executive Director, Collaborative for Student Success;
- Jill Gaitens, Virginia Director, The Military Child Education Coalition;
- Marcus Lingenfelter, Senior Vice President, National Math and Science Initiative;
- Doug Mesecar, Adjunct Scholar, Lexington Institute;
- Don Soifer, Executive Vice President, Lexington Institute;
The briefing will be held in House Room 3 of the Virginia Capitol Building. Lunch will be served starting at 2PM.
Please RSVP to Constance Douris at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 703.522.5828.
Lexington Institute Policy Briefing
Education Opportunities for the Nation’s Military-Connected Students
Wednesday, February 8
Virginia State Capitol Building, House Room 3
2:30 PM – 4 PM
(Lunch will be served)
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