Nearly all public school districts serve some of the 4 million military-connected students in the United States. Little is known about the perceptions of school staff and their understanding of the challenges facing these students in their schools. Results from 4,616 California school staff in 2011 and 2013 indicate that many believe in their capacity to respond to the needs of these students. However, in many cases, they do not know whether particular challenges or assets exist. These results emphasize the importance of efforts to highlight the needs of this population and that school staff are integral sources of support.
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This work was partially funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (HE-1254-10-1-0041).
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- Military children
- culturally responsive schools
- educational reform
- military education
- professional development
- school climate