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For Immediate Release — May 8, 2007 | HQ
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officer | (703) 588-3260
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officer | (703) 588-3265

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — May 8, 2007 — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is offering a free four-week, half-day Summer Program to many of its Space-Required students in grades K-8 again this year.

DoDEA recently received additional funds from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) to operate the Summer Program. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., at selected school sites. The planned Summer Program will be offered based on the level of interest from families and confirmed enrollment.

Specific dates will be determined based on local school schedules. The Summer Program curriculum will feature academic-enrichment activities emphasizing math and language arts. Transportation and lunch for the Summer Program will not be provided.

This will be the fourth year DoDEA has offered a Summer Program. Curriculum materials will again be provided by Voyager Expanded Learning. Through the Voyager programs, students in Kindergarten through grade 5 will experience the primary and intermediate levels of Mysteries, and students in grades 6-8 will participate in Media Magic.

Classes offered are not part of a remedial program (meaning they are not for credit) nor are they specifically designed to improve below-average skills. The classes are designed to enrich and reinforce student learning through engaging in high-interest, hands-on activities focusing on reading, math skills and science content.

Summer Program sites have not yet been selected. Locations will be determined by the level of interest shown by parents and regional priorities. For more information and to register your student, please contact your local school office.


DoDEA HQ Office of Communications

4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400

The DoDEA Communications Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts worldwide. The office coordinates press relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.

The HQ Communications Office:

Issues news releases and media advisories about DoDEA initiatives, employees and programs Produces video and television promotional and informational products marketed worldwide Maintains the DoDEA web site Designs printed promotional and informational material and graphic artwork to accompany publications, promotions and initiatives