April is also Month of the Military Child, and this April, the legislature has the chance to improve opportunities for military children.
HB1446, which would expand the Succeed Scholarship to include students from military families, has passed the Arkansas House of Representatives and will now go to the Senate Education Committee.
Rep. David Ray and Sen. Jane English are sponsors for the bill, which would expand eligibility for the Succeed Scholarship to children of active duty military and national guard members, as well as children of those killed in the line of duty.
"At TRA, we honor the service of our military personnel and the sacrifices they make for our country - giving up their comfort, safety and sometimes even their lives," said TRA Managing Director Emmy Henley. "We should show our support by helping military families face the unique challenges they encounter in education."