[caption id="attachment_50433" align="alignleft" width="150"] There are nearly 2 million students whose parents are either on active duty, members of the National Guard or Reserves, or military veterans, according to the Military Child Education Coalition.[/caption]

Madeline Stevens knows what it's like to be a military brat.

"The first week of school, it's really hard," said Stevens, a 17-year-old from Jacksonville, Fla., who has moved eight times with her naval aviator father and attended 10 different schools. "You sit by yourself at lunch, you try and make friends in classes. When you're younger it's easier...

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