Back-to-School Resources for Military Families

Back-to-School Resources for Military Families


The 2017-18 school year is beginning across America, and with it can come challenges, especially for kids in military families. Whether your child is returning to a familiar school or gearing up for a new one — or if your family is opting out of traditional school entirely — MOAA has resources that can help.

These 11 tips for military kids starting new schools can help parents of eager elementary school kids as well as wary middle-schoolers and too-cool college students.

Speaking of college students, we also have more advice for new college students —milkids or otherwise.

MOAA’s director of Military Family Policy and Spouse Programs, Brooke Goldberg, describes how the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children can make your child’s life easier in Continuity Is Key.

Despite the best resources and advice, sometimes school transitions don’t go smoothly. Parents should know these 8 signs your child is being bullied; the article also includes links to more information about bullying and ways to stop it.

Finally, learn why some military families have chosen to forgo traditional school in favor of homeschooling in Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?