Military children, youth and their families are a special part of Delaware’s population. Our schools play an important role in providing supports to students during transitions and difficult times.
Military-Connected Youth Data Collection
Districts and charter schools are required to annually identify enrolled students who are “military-connected youth” pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 932, 14 Del.C. Chapter 1, §122 (b)(28), 10 U.S.C. §101(d) (2014), and the reauthorized Every Student Succeeds Act (2015), 20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.
Resources for Schools
Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State offers online learning modules to promote awareness; toolkits with brochures, handouts, and strategies to use within the school setting or to share with families; and directories to seek technical assistance.
The Military Child Education Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to help the military child thrive in the face of transition and separation. MCEC delivers programs, services, and professional development to meet the needs of military-connected students, parents, and professionals. To enhance the current capabilities, competency and awareness of professionals who serve and support military-connected children and youth, MCEC has a variety of professional learning opportunities that can be accessed HERE.
Resources for Families
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, and provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members, civilian personnel, and their dependents. With live, expert tutors available 24/7, military-connected students can receive academic help at their moment of need—anywhere they have an internet connection.
The Military Child Education Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to help the military child thrive in the face of transition and separation.
- For Students - MCEC provides support to military-connected students through peer-to-peer mentoring programs, the Frances Hesselbein Student leadership Program, student-focused webinars, and our Student Advisory Council.
- For Parents – MCEC provides a variety of supports to parents of military-connected children such as webinars, parent programs and other programs.
Delaware Department of Education Contact:
Education Associate, Student Services & Special Populations
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 735-4103