Today, the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) adopted Lt. Gov. Reynolds's sponsored resolution in support of the Military Children Education Coalition (MCEC) during the annual federal-state relations meeting in Washington, D.C.
"I am pleased that the MCEC resolution received full support at the NLGA meeting, and I thank my colleagues for their support of such an important issue facing all of our states," said Reynolds, who co-chairs Iowa's Military Children Education Coalition with Maj. Gen. Timothy Orr, the Adjutant General of Iowa. "Military children face extreme challenges and hardship and it's important that as Lt. Governors we support the loved ones of those protecting our freedom and our country. We want to encourage academic achievement, and promote college, career and life-readiness for our military children."
The resolution, co-sponsored by Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, recognizes MCEC for its singular work on behalf of our nation's military children and encourages states to work to implement academic Common Core Standards. Also, the resolution encourages states to work with MCEC in the areas of policy creation that strengthen resilience, create positive relationships and encourage academic achievement.
MCEC has worked since 1998 to ameliorate the impact of the challenges presented to military children by frequent moves, parental deployments and long-term effects of a parent returning from war.
The full resolution can be viewed here: http://nlga.us/web-content/Conferences/FedState2013/Military%20Childrens%20Education%20Coalition_March%202013.pdf