Almost 10 percent of the 24,000 students at Kansas State University are military-connected since there are three military bases in the state.
The university’s College of Education will hold a special session on the needs of the military-connected families at its educational symposium, an annual career day for about 500 students. The school also will incorporate information about military children into a required teaching course, Core Teaching Skills, about effective teaching and learning.
Debbie Mercer, the college’s dean, said military children deal with anxiety and fear of the unknown. Those issues can manifest in the classroom with a student becoming withdrawn or acting out, she said.
‘‘Being able to reach that child where they are, help figure out exactly what is going on and then come up with a plan for that child is important,’’ she said.