Ron Avi Astor released four new guidebooks to help parents, teachers, principals and counselors understand the education challenges of military children and create schools that recognize and respect the culture of military families. Astor leads the Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools project, a partnership between the USC School of Social Work and eight San Diego area public school districts which published the guides.
He has received widespread media coverage for his work in this area in recent weeks, including:
- An opinion piece on CNN.com examining how the presidential candidates might support military families titled, “Will candidates let returning troops fall off the fiscal cliff?“
- An opinion piece on Huffington Post on ways to make universities more military-friendly titled, “Making Universities and Colleges More Military Friendly“
- TIME also featured a Q&A with Astor about his work to improve schools for our troops’ children: ”Building Better Schools for Troops’ Kids“