Students from military families in the DC area respond to a fellow student's story about the ups and downs of being in a military family and the challenges that come from frequent moves.
"In honor of April's Month of the Military Child, I created a Top 10 list of the qualities I most appreciate about children from military families."
March is Women's History Month. During this month, DoDEA celebrates the accomplishments and contributions women have made in the field of education and in the education of women. Visit our DoDEA Celebrates page at for more information.
DoDEA is proud to recognize and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to our nation's culture and identity during Black History Month. Visit our DoDEA celebrates page for more information.
This initiative provides parents with a web-based "button" linked to the Aspen Student Information System Parent Portal by School Year (SY) 2012-2013.
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, recently participated in a roundtable discussion with educators, students and military family members at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the Nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.
Angela Wilson, the 2012 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year, was selected today by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) as one of the four finalists for the 2012 National Teacher of the Year.
It is with great joy that I send you my warmest greetings during this holiday season.
Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 315 schools as the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C. Among those distinguished schools was West Point Middle School.
Marilee Fitzgerald, Acting Director of DoDEA, participated in a live video chat with the Mission Commander of the International Space Station on November, 9, 2011.
From November 13-19, DoDEA will join school districts across the nation in celebrating American Education Week. This year's theme is, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility." This celebration highlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education, and the need for everyone to participate in making public schools great.
I have selected Dr. Steven R. Bloom for a temporary assignment as the Acting Director of DoDEA Pacific schools. During the 120-day career broadening assignment, Bloom will be responsible for management of DoDEA schools located in Guam, Japan, Okinawa, and South Korea.
Few have been asked to do more for their country than veterans. Veterans are the guardians and defenders of our freedom. They make incalculable sacrifices on behalf of this nation.
Last week, I had the honor of announcing the choice of Angela Wilson as the 2012 DoDEA Teacher of the Year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 11 to 18-year-olds in the United States. A nationwide survey of youth in public and private schools in the United States found that 15% of students reported seriously considering suicide and 7% reported trying to take their own life in the 12 months preceding the survey.
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has begun the process of developing a new Community Strategic Plan (CSP) for 2012-2016, which will be critical in refining the mission, vision, guiding principles, goals, and initiatives that DoDEA will undertake to deliver a high quality, student-centered education.
The Department of State has issued a travel alert for US citizens of the potential for anti-US actions following the disruption of a plot, linked to Iran, to commit a significant terrorist act in the United States - assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States.
Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the National Family Partnership, will be observed from October 23-31. The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people each year.
Bullying is a widespread and serious problem across our nation. It's what happens when someone repeatedly hurts or threatens another person on purpose. Bullying comes in many forms—name—calling, leaving people out, spreading rumors or physically hurting someone. And it can happen in person, in writing, online, on cell phones, in school, on the bus, at home, or anywhere. It is not a normal rite of passage, it has serious consequences and it's NOT acceptable.