Volume 5, Issue 3
March 2022
Updated Purple Up! Toolkit
Are you ready for Month of the Military Child? We are one month away! Our Purple Up! Toolkit is ready and has all you need to promote Purple up! for Military Kids.

The toolkit has been updated and now includes social media posts and captions to use throughout the month. Be sure to tag us on Twitter and Facebook @MIC3Compact and use the hashtags #MIC3Compact and #purpleup4militarykids when posting on social media to be featured. Email any event highlights and pictures to [email protected].

We have received news already of MOTMC events that states will be holding and we can't wait to hear more! The Commission has received Proclamations from Kentucky, New Mexico, Alabama, and Connecticut. In addition, Missouri and Connecticut confirmed events with their State Board of Education, State Superintendents of Education, and State Councils. 

Access the ToolKit here.
MIC3 Presents Webinar: Legal Perspectives
This month's webinar will focus on the legal aspect of the Compact. This is an opportunity for participants to have candid discussion and the ability to ask hard questions to better understand interstate compacts, legal parameters and authority, state obligations, and providing the same compact accommodations to other student populations. We will also address best practices, necessary resources, and feedback on what works and what doesn’t. Join us on March 30th at 2 PM EST.

Register here.
On February 23rd the Commission held the first of their free monthly Compact 101 training sessions on Zoom. This session had 174 registrants, the second largest training session the Commission has held.

These sessions will be held every month and are open to anyone. The zoom session provides a brief history of the Compact and how the provisions support education transitions for military students. Attendees will receive a workbook and resource materials to assist them as they implement the compact.

Register for March's Compact 101 session here.

The Commission also traveled for in person training in February. Lindsey Dablow led three training sessions for school officials and counselors in Elizabethtown, Kentucky including Fort Knox. Kentucky Commissioner Steven Bullard was also able to join and speak at one of the sessions.

A great way to celebrate the Month of the Military Child is to schedule your Compact 101 training for April! For more information, contact Lindsey Dablow, Training and Operations Associate at [email protected] to schedule training for your state or organization today!
Requesting Collaterals
The National Office has free collaterals that can be requested at any time. Simply fill out the form on the website and they will be mailed to you free of charge. Collaterals include a brochure, parent guide, a one pager, and a Compact Rules book. As well as bookmarks and downloadable posters. This is a great way to disseminate information about the Compact and to bring more awareness to your school, state, or organization. These collaterals serve as a resource to have readily available for your military-connected parents, students or school officials.

To request collaterals click here.
MIC3 School Toolkit
The MIC3 Training Toolkit for Schools is available on the website! The Toolkit is a guide for school officials to access compact information and resources to best help their military-connected student and support a successful education transition.
Updates to the MIC3 Website
The MIC3 Website has some new additions! The website has an Events Calendar that is located at the top bar of the main page. It has all our Upcoming Events along with registration links.

The website also has an update to the Webinar Page. It is now categorized by topic with drop downs to past webinars. It is now easier to find the applicable webinar and access the recording.
Military OneSource Article: The Interstate Compact Makes Changing Schools Easier for Military Children.
When moving to a new duty station means going to a new state as well as a new school for your children, rest assured that the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is designed to make the transition smooth. The Defense Department, in collaboration with the National Center for Interstate Compacts and the Council of State Governments, developed the compact to address the educational transitions for military families. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with the Department of Defense Education Activity, have committed to helping your children enroll in school, register for the classes they need and graduate on time.

Through the compact, states are working together to provide a consistent set of policies that will make getting started in a new school, joining extracurricular activities and meeting graduation requirements as easy as possible for military children.

Read more here.
Ex-Officio Announcements
Check out the Military Child Education Coalition's Podcast: Forging Ahead: MCEC 2022 Podcast which provides a platform for military communities and those who support them, to be able to share their stories in their own voices. It also provides supports for those who are navigating the military lifestyle.  Listen here.

Applications for Operation Purple Camps that The National Military Family Association holds are now open. This camp offers military kids a free week where military kids can connect with other kids, just like them. Children from all uniformed services, including National Guard, Reserve, Space Force, and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and United States Public Health Service may apply. More info here.

  • Compliance - Tuesday, March 8, 2:00 PM ET
  • Communications & Outreach - Wednesday, March 9, 2:00 PM ET
  • Executive - Thursday, March 17, 1:00 PM ET
  • Leadership Nomination - Monday, March 21, 1:00 PM ET
  • Finance - Wednesday, March 23, 11:00 AM ET
  • Ex-officio - Thursday, April 7, 11:00 AM ET
  • Rules - Tuesday, April 12, 2:00 PM ET
  • Training - Tuesday, April 26, 1:00 PM ET

  • Wednesday March 23, 10:00 AM ET - Compact 101 Training - register here!
  • Wednesday March 30, 2:00 PM ET - Legal Perspectives - register here!
  • MOTMC - April - Purple Up! Toolkit Available here!