May is Military Appreciation Month

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Dear Superintendents,

In May, we celebrate high school seniors going to college or a trade school, or entering the military. Schools and communities are encouraged to celebrate SIGNING DAYS by posting on social media using #CollegeSigningDay and #MilitarySigningDay. 

*Please tag us in your posts so we can share on our social media as well!


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MAY IS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, and Military Spouse Appreciation Day all take place in May. The month-long celebration gives us many opportunities to show our support and gratitude to all the men and women that sacrifice so much for our freedom.

Chances are that we have families in every school with close ties to active duty military members and veterans. These men and women have stories, lessons, and wisdom to share with all of us. Consider inviting a few of them to “zoom in” to classrooms in your district during the month of May.


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State officials and 4th grade Arbor Day poster contest winner, Effie Maycock, plant a tree on Wyoming Supreme Court lawn.


FEDERAL UPDATES

  • During his address to Congress, President Biden announced the American Families Plan. Specific to education, the plan includes free community college and free universal pre-kindergarten for all three and four year old children.
  • President Biden and the U.S. Department of Education released this compilation of initiatives, funds, and actions taken during the President’s first one hundred days in office.
  • In a recent letter to district superintendents, Acting Assistant U.S. Secretary for Civil Rights Suzanne Goldberg discussed 2020-21 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC).
  • $200 million in state allocations for Homeless Children and Youth was distributed to states, along with a letter to state superintendents expressing the urgent need to identify those who are homeless, offer wrap-around services in light of the impact of the pandemic, and provide assistance to enable homeless students to attend school and fully participate in school activities.

These memos will be released today:

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