Author Archives: Sandy Risberg

The whole child

This is a great letter that every school should include with students standardized test scores! The scores paint such a narrow picture of the whole child, yet they are often given too much power in the minds of state and … Continue reading

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MCEC’s On the Move Magizine: my article in print!

Very happy to share a link to a great publication. This month it includes an article I wrote with a colleague and friend, Laurie Curtis in the College of Education at K-State.

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Defense.gov News Article: New School Directory Guides Parents of Special-needs Kids

Source: www.defense.gov

Great resource for military parents and educators who serve military connected students.  Awareness of what services and programs are available is key. 

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It will be ok. . .

A fellow military spouse writes,  “This sight takes my breath away and puts a knot in my stomach. It will be ok, it will be ok. . .”  A ritual that most military families go through. The living room full … Continue reading

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YDU: Don’t Believe the Spouse Sisterhood? | SpouseBUZZ.com

Great article by a fellow MilSpouse, Jill Crider. Thank you Jill for setting the record straight. YDU: Don’t Believe the Spouse Sisterhood? | SpouseBUZZ.com.

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Fort Bliss soldiers honor a fallen comrade’s promise

Soldiers dressed in full Army Dress Blues filled the front seats of Mountain View High School graduation ceremony on June 7, 2014; a unique sight, even for a city located just outside a military installation. As Lluvia Loeza’s name was called, the Soldiers rose to their feet and rendered a salute. Continue reading

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The Basic Black Dress

The Basic Black Dress.

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A reflection on Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day is proclaimed as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. The most involvement I have had with this “day” was when I was a volunteer at Army Community Services and helped “put on” the activities … Continue reading

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A Judgment Free Letter to a Mom on her iPhone

A great blog in honor of Mother’s Day. Something I have really thought about this week as others perhaps looked at me and I thought to myself, come on, judge me, I dare you! I have spent the last week … Continue reading

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The Burden Military Kids Face

See on Scoop.it – Military Connected Student Education by Jim Knotts President and CEO of Operation Homefront. With April as Month of the Military Child and our signature Military Child of the Year™ (MCOY) program just completed – there’s no … Continue reading

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