MIC3 Townhall: Duties and Responsibilities of a State Commissioner and State Council - February 25, 2021

By Commissioner Rosemarie Kraeger (RI) | Commissioner Kathleen Murphy (NH)

Join your Commissioner colleagues for a webinar facilitated by Commissioner Kathleen Murphy (NH) and Commissioner Rosemarie Kraeger (RI). While states vary in their compact commissioner appointment process and state council membership, every state is required to appoint a compact commissioner, form a state council, and meet at annually. This session addresses: roles and responsibilities; meeting logistics; council composition; appropriate agenda items. Designed to assist both newly appointed and seasoned commissioners, state council members, and support staff with implementation of the compact, the session is open for military school liaisons and school personnel interested in supporting successful education transitions.

MIC3 Townhall: The Pandemic and its Impact on Schools - January 27, 2021

By Cherise Imai, MIC3 Executive Director | Dr. Keith A. Mispagel, Superintendent, Fort Leavenworth USD 207 & President, Military Impacted Schools Association

This hour long discussion will explore how public schools are mandated to educate all children residing in their local communities. Under the COVID-19 pandemic, they are confronted with the complicated task of providing an education in an even more challenging setting of a virtual, hybrid, or in-person environment while supporting the health and safety of students and faculty and meeting the needs of all students.

Commissioners share their perspectives and best practices which support students under the pandemic which supports a positive school environment for all.

MIC3 Presents: NFHS and Extracurricular Activities for Military Students - December 1, 2020

By Cherise Imai, MIC3 Executive Director | Davis Whitfield, NFHS Chief Operating Officer

Have you ever wondered what the role of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is in relation to the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3)?  This webinar will explore the NFHS’ mission and purpose as an ex-officio organization of the MIC3. 

Cherise and Davis will discuss how NFHS supports the Compact and military families by ensuring healthy participation and good sportsmanship in education-based activities.

Cherise Imai
Davis Whitfield

MIC3/MCEC Parent to Parent - April 30, 2019

By David Splitek, MCEC Program Manager | John I. “Don” Kaminar, MIC3 Commission Chair

Do you want to know more about what is covered in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (MIC3) and how it impacts your child as you move from state to state?  This webinar dispels common myths regarding what the compact does and does not cover and highlight the significant points of the compact in understandable terms to help military parents of school-aged children recognize their rights.

Listen to David and Don as they walk you through and answer questions on the Compact.

Dr. David Splitek
John I. "Don" Kaminar

MIC3 State Coordination Policy - March 8, 2019

By Daron Korte, MN | MIC3 Commissioner and Compliance Chair

Article VIII, State Coordination, of the model compact language, Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, provides for the appointment of a State Commissioner and a State Council for the implementation, administration, and advocacy of the Compact. This policy ensures compliance with the Statute or Code requirements that each member State maintains a State Commissioner and a State Council

Learn more about this policy from Daron Korte. Daron is the Assistant Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Education and oversees programs for Special Education, Compliance and Assistance, Rulemaking, and Health, Nutrition and Youth Development.

Daron Korte

The College Admissions Process - Things to Keep in Mind - Jan. 4, 2019

By Sara Appel | Midwestern Higher Education Compact

Do you have concerns regarding mobile military families and their ability to navigate the college admissions process? How do you apply for financial aid? Do dependents of active duty service members receive in-state tuition at public post secondary education institutions, even though they recently moved to that state?

Learn more about college admissions with Sara Appel, Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit at the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.  Sara has been working with student service-members in higher education for over 20 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and a master’s degree in History with an emphasis on Research.

Sara Appel

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