TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas and Kentucky have become the first states to sign on to a compact aimed at making the transition between schools easier for military children.
The two states have nearly 50,000 school-aged children whose parents are in the active duty military. Most of those in Kansas live near Fort Riley.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill last week to make Kansas the first state to join the compact. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear then followed suit. Ten states are necessary to make the compact active.
There are 1.5 million children of military families in the United States. The compact will make sure their records transfer with them when their parents move between installations.
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