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Education - Purple Star School

A Purple Star School is a public or charter school that has committed to supporting the unique educational and social-emotional needs of military-connected children. The Purple Star School designation is the brainchild of Pete LuPiba, Ohio’s Commissioner for Military Children Interstate Compact Commission (MIC3).


Facilitator - MCEC Staff

MCEC Purple Star School Workshop is a professional development program designed to help schools respond to the educational and social-emotional challenges military-connected children face during their transition to a new school and keep them on track to be college, workforce, and life-ready. The program supports military-connected children as they relocate to new schools due to a parent’s change in duty station. Military children move every two to three years, and the Purple Star School program is designed to help them adjust to new schools and environments.


The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is the national advocate for Purple Star Schools, and they offer support to states seeking to start a Purple Star School program. MCEC provides guidance and serves in a consultative role every step of the way. As of October 10, 2023, 38 states have received Purple Star School designation, and four states have proposed/pending legislation.


MCEC Workshop Presenter and Facilitator

Format: In-Person & Virtual

90 Minutes

April 18, 2024

Free Workshop

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