New York Becomes 50th State to Adopt the Military Education Compact
With one swipe of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pen the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children has now been adopted by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Compact, which was developed jointly by CSG’s Compact Center and the Department of Defense, eases education transition issues faced by the children of active duty service members transferring between school districts and states.
The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children represents the fourth interstate compact to expand to all 50 states in the last half century. Previously the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, The Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, and The Interstate Compact for Juveniles has each been adopted by all fifty states. Three of the four compacts were developed with direct assistance from CSG’s Compact Center (only EMAC was not) and all four compact commissions are still affiliated with CSG.