The Defense Department said 1.5 million students in military families attend schools outside the military installations to which their parents are assigned. About 13,000 Fayetteville public school students comes from military families.
Military families are three times more likely to move than a civilian family, officials said.
The interstate compact creates uniform standards for transferring school records, course placement, testing and graduation requirements.
Another 10 states have legislation pending that would add them to the compact.