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MCEC Inducted into Military
Spouse Employment Program
The MCEC joined a distinguished list of employers participating in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). The effort is aimed at meeting employment needs of over 1.2 million military spouses. Corporate partners, including MCEC, are committed to providing meaningful and portable career opportunities to the estimated 85% of military spouses who want or need to work. As an MSEP partner, the MCEC must meet the high expectations set by the program and go above and beyond in recruiting, hiring and retaining military spouses. MCEC sees the program as a critical component in strengthening military families and benefitting our military-connected students.

MCEC Receives IACET
Certification Renewal
Military Child Education Coalition recently received a renewed certification by IACET, marking our fifth year as an Authorized Provider with the organization. IACET is the premier standards-setting entity for continuing education and training, and the organization promotes established standards as a benchmark for quality program delivery. IACET Authorized Providers are considered an elite group of educators dedicated to quality in continuing education and training. As an Authorized Provider, MCEC processes must follow the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard for Continuing Education and Training which have been thoroughly assessed by a third party.
 
Free Homework Help
for Military Children
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families (www.tutor.com/military) provides free, personalized 24/7 online academic support to military-connected children.  This Department of Defense-funded program is provided at no cost to grades K-12 children in National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty military families, regardless of the service member’s deployment status.

Any eligible military-connected student can use Tutor.com to work online one-to-one with a live tutor at any time for help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading, essay writing and more—no appointment needed.  More than 2,500 carefully screened, expert tutors are available to help students in all core K-12 subjects, including algebra, geometry, calculus, physics, earth science, world history and literature.
 

Fluor Support Continues








The Fluor Corporation demonstrated its commitment to military-connected children by being a signature sponsor of this year’s Space Camp program. Fluor also joined the MCEC Growing a Community of Support campaign by sponsoring a high school and middle school through the Student to Student (S2S) and Junior Student to Student (JS2S) Programs. Additionally, Fluor highlighted MCEC efforts through its charity challenge at this year’s AUSA conference in Washington, D.C., resulting in a $2,000 gift to the organization. We are honored by the ongoing support provided by the Fluor Corporation in recognition of military-connected children around the world.

“During my time at the Advanced Space Academy, I learned about the science, difficulty, and risks of space travel.  I was able to participate in several mission simulations, which made me feel as though I was actually piloting a shuttle!  There were also several non-space related activities in which I participated, and enjoyed just as much.  The whole camp was absolutely amazing!” – Nikolos A. van Leer/ Woodbridge, Virginia/ Navy family member

Tell Me A Story
Event Sponsored by Toyota of Killeen
LTG Donald M. Campbell Jr., III Corps and Fort Hood Commander, and his wife, Ann, greeted families on Ft. Hood before reading a book as part of the MCEC Tell Me A Story event sponsored by Toyota of Killeen. Dozens of youngsters crowded into the cafeteria to enjoy the fourth event in an ongoing series made possible by a $10,000 gift from Toyota of Killeen. “We just appreciate our military and want to support their families in any way we can. This reading initiative fits right into that,” said Paula Lohse, Principal of the local dealership. Local community support is vital to the expansion of these family friendly, early education oriented events.
 
Special Issue of Children & Schools
on School Social Workers and
Military-Connected Schools


To read complete article, click here
 
 
Help the Military Child Education Coalition earn FREE flights!
Your corporate and personal travel can benefit the MCEC just by entering a simple code at checkout. When flying on American and Delta, entering our Corporate ID along with your Frequent Flyer information allows the MCEC to earn valuable points towards free and discounted flights. Immediate benefits allow more military-connected kids, teens and educators to receive valuable training! We’ve already sent students and trainers across the country using these points. Please remember the MCEC when traveling! Feel free to pass this information along to your coworkers, administrative assistants, travel agents and family members.

When traveling Delta, book flights on Delta.com and earn SkyBonus points. To use this option, simply enter the MCEC account number: US742889416 in the SkyBonus ID field found right below the space to  enter your first, middle and last name.

On American Airlines, our corporate Business ExtrAA number is 755517. To maximize the value of your Business ExtrAA® membership, make sure your account number is added to your company's flight reservations with American Airlines. By taking this simple step, you will receive point credit for all of your eligible travel.

 
Enter Call for the Arts!

Click here to download the application!



Happy Holidays!




Art by Taylor | Grade 5
Netzaberg Elementary School |
Netzaberg, Germany
|
U.S. Army
 



 




MCEC 2013 National Training Seminar
  …for the sake of the child
.


July 8-9, 2013
Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland




Professional Development Institutes

Click here to download a PDF of Institutes coming in Decmeber 2012!


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MCEC Welcomes Our Newest Member

  Park University School
  for Education (MO)

 



By the Numbers

What the MCEC has accomplished from the beginning

December 2012, eNews
 
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