Challenging education researchers to incorporate military- and veteran-connected children into their work, Dr. Jill Biden addressed members of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) last… Read more »
Welcoming Practices Consortium districts are organizing a variety of events to highlight the Month of the Military Child, which is celebrated every April.
Military families with children in Pre-K through age 12 are invited to attend a special Month of the Military Child event on Sunday, April 17 at the Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library in downtown Los Angeles.
The Welcoming Practices team joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative at Leland Street Elementary School in San Pedro Thursday… Read more »
WelConnect, the mobile app created as part of the Welcoming Practices initiative, will soon be ready for use by students, parents, community members, school administrators and staff members in the Consortium districts.
Friendly and helpful people can make incoming families feel more comfortable in a new school, but sometimes a tangible gift leaves a stronger impression. That’s the idea behind the “challenge coins” that the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) is presenting to newly enrolled military-connected students this fall.
A three-year-old alternative education program in the Oceanside Unified School District is demonstrating how to meet both the academic and social-emotional needs of students who have struggled in regular high schools and put them back on a successful path.
Schools in the Welcoming Practices consortium used a variety of ways to honor military-connected students in April, the official Month of the Military Child. At… Read more »
Consortium districts are creating new opportunities to welcome families into their schools and demonstrating that building connections with families occurs all year–not just at the… Read more »
Teachers, pupil personnel and parents from the Welcoming Practices districts learned new strategies for supporting students when they change schools at a recent transition workshop… Read more »