Is your state ready for the REAL ID Act of 2005? Starting January 22, 2018 air travelers from states not in compliance with the act may need to show a passport to get through TSA. While some states have filed for extensions, only about half of the states in the United States are ready for this new rule. If you have out of state travel plans with your students in 2018 and will be flying, you may want to consider this new act.
Find out if your state is ready here: http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/september-passport-awareness-month