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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – and Tom Carper (D-Del.) today introduced a resolution to recognize September 2023 as National Student Parent Month. The resolution highlights the contributions and achievements of the nearly 4 million Americans with children, including our military-connected student parents, who attend postsecondary educational institutions while also caring for their families.

“Balancing classes and parenting requires patience and perseverance,” said Sen. Moran. “This is especially true for many of our military-connected students who wear many hats – mom, dad, student, servicemember – as they work to earn a degree or professional certification while on active duty, transitioning back to civilian life, or while a spouse is deployed.”

“Student parents work hard every day – not only to build a better life for themselves, but also to pave the path to success for their children,” said Sen. Carper. “Going to school and raising the next generation requires a great deal of energy, especially for military and veteran students. I’m proud to work with Senator Moran in leading this resolution to give the nearly 4 million student parents across our country the recognition they deserve.”

A letter of support from higher education advocates can be found here.

Full text of the resolution is available here.

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