Sending Office: Honorable J. Luis Correa
Sent By:
Emilio.Mendez@mail.house.gov

Cosponsors (21):
Carbajal, Cardenas, John Carter, Cisneros, Courtney, Crow,
Fitzpatrick, Gabbard, Gallego, Gomez, Vicente Gonzalez, Harder, Kim, McGovern,
McMorris Rodgers, Moore, Norton, Roybal-Allard, Sires, Stefanik, Trahan

Supportive Organizations:  Air Force Sergeants Association, Armed Services YMCA, Association of the United States Army, Bipartisan Policy Center, Blue Star Families, Elizabeth
Dole Foundation, Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, Institute for Veterans and Families at Syracuse University, Military Child Education Coalition, Military Families for High Standards, Military Officers Association of America,
National Education Association, National Guard Association of the United States, National Military Family Association, Phi Delta Kappa International, Reserve Officers Association, Student Veterans of America, Veterans Education Success, Wounded Warrior Project

Dear Colleague,

According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 80 percent of military-connected children attend public schools. In 2011, the Government Accountability Office reported that data concerning the academic outcomes of these students
was limited. In response, the Every Student Succeeds Act included the military student identifier (MSI) to require that public schools identify and report on the academic outcomes of military-connected students.

Currently, the MSI only includes children with a parent who is on active-duty in the Armed Forces. Children whose parents serve in the National Guard or Reserve Components are excluded from the MSI unless that parent serves full-time. However, these children
still face unique challenges and stressors as members of the National Guard and Reserves often deploy within their respective state in response to state emergencies, directives, or while in training.

Therefore, the Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Act
expands the MSI to include children of the National Guard and Reserves. This simple change will provide invaluable data for educators, parents, and policymakers to understand the academic outcomes of all military-connected students. 

If you have any questions or would like to cosponsor the legislation, please contact Emilio Mendez (Correa) at
Emilio.Mendez@mail.house.gov or Hector Arguello (Waltz) at
Hector.Arguello@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

 

J. Luis Correa                                              Michael Waltz

Member of Congress                                   Member of Congress   

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