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Purple Star School Program

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Summary

States can make things easier for military families frequently on the move by establishing the Purple Star School Program, which rewards schools for meeting criteria that address such issues as gaps and overlaps in the courses being taught, differing graduation requirements and social and emotional challenges.

Key Message

The Purple Star School Program is a state-sponsored recognition designed to emphasize the importance of assisting military children with school transition and developing programs that recognize the value of military service and civic responsibility.

Statistic

The average military-connected child will experience six to nine different schools during their K-12 education experience. With more than 1.1 million such students attending schools, issues surrounding school transition have become a top priority for families and some schools.