Military veterans are entitled to know performance of schools

The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio is home to one of the country’s largest military veteran populations. I’ve had the honor of working with veterans as they transition back into civilian life and honor the legacies of our fallen soldiers through my work with the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial.

Through first-hand experience, I know Ohio is committed to ensuring there is a place for veterans in the current and future workforce. And a key part of that equation is education since many veterans will choose to go back to school in order to compete for jobs.

One way to support our workforce, and veterans, now and for years to come is to strengthen our nation’s higher education system. It’s important to cultivate a workforce that can immediately step into the top jobs our companies need to fill with innovative thinkers and skilled laborers.

And, for veterans to succeed on their higher education

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Take This Survey to Voice Your Concerns About Military Special Education

From its first survey in 2020, the group Partners in PROMISE — Protect the Rights Of Military children In Special Education, was able to show that military special education families are struggling.

With the launch of its 2021 survey, which will remain open for submissions through Oct. 9, 2020, it aims to find evidence-based solutions and actionable data.

Founded in January 2020 by four mothers, Partners in PROMISE focuses on education and advocacy. It serves as the link between special needs families, the Defense Department, legislators and established military service organizations to work toward solutions to education problems.

“Partners in PROMISE was founded because we knew how powerful telling our personal stories would be. We are a storytelling organization, but we also want to do the right thing and validate the educational challenges that our military families with children with special needs face,” Founder and Executive Director Michelle Norman said

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