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DoDEA HQ Office of Communications

4800 Mark Center Dr.
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

Area Communications Offices:


Preparing for the 2017-2018 School Year

Wed, Jun 21, 2017 | | PRinciples With the conclusion of another successful school year, it is now important to start thinking ahead for the 2017-2018 school year.

Force Protection, Safety, and Security: Talking Points For Principals

Tue, Nov 17, 2015 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Today we live in a very uncertain world. The safety, security and well-being of our children and our school communities around the world are our top priority. Our DoD School leaders and employees have an obligation to be vigilant about the ever-present danger of terrorism.

Back to School 2015

Sat, Aug 1, 2015 | HQ Publications | PRinciples The focus of the school year in the DoDEA school system centers on the two priorities the Director set earlier this year. Priority 1 is College and Career Readiness (CCR) and Priority 2 is Restructuring for Student Achievement (RSA).

CCR Talking Points

Fri, May 1, 2015 | HQ Publications | PRinciples College and Career Ready talking points and overarching messages for various audiences.

College and Career Readiness in DoDEA

Fri, May 1, 2015 | HQ Publications | PRinciples DoDEA's efforts are currently engaged in making sure that our resources, both human and financial, are aligned to ensure the success of our college and career readiness priority.

2014 Budget Book

Fri, May 1, 2015 | | Budget Books The fiscal year 2014 (FY 2014) Budget Book contains detailed information pertaining to the worldwide operations of DoDEA.

Month of the Military Child 2015

Fri, Mar 27, 2015 | HQ Publications | PRinciples April is the Month of the Military Child and is designed to recognize and support children and youth who are part of military families, regardless of branch or type of service.

Read Across America Day

Tue, Feb 10, 2015 | HQ Publications | PRinciples The 18th annual Read Across America Day is March 2, 2015. Sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA), it is a day when millions of readers-both young and old-will be in the company of a good book. Since 1997, Read Across America has celebrated reading and the ongoing daily efforts to build a nation of readers.

Ebola Awareness, Preparation, and Response Planning in Dodea

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | PRinciples An outbreak of Ebola has been ongoing in West Africa since March 2014. Although the risk of additional cases or an outbreak in the United States is very low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners are taking precautions to prevent this from happening.

Inglés En La Escuela Preparatoria

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general de lo que aprenderá su hijo en artes lingüísticas de inglés en la escuela preparatoria.

Matemática En La Escuela Preparatoria

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general de lo que aprenderá su hijo en matemática en la escuela preparatoria.

High School English

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn during high school in English.

High School Math

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn during high school in mathematics.

Kindergarten (Spanish)

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar kindergarten.

1er Grado

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 1er grado.

2do Grado

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 2do grado.

3er Grado

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 3er grado.

4to Grado

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 4to grado.

5to Grado

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 5to grado.

6to Grado

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 6to grado.

7mo Grado

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 7mo grado.

8vo Grado

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides Esta guía presenta un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo en matemática y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización al terminar 8vo grado.

Kindergarten

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of kindergarten in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Grade One

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 1st grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Grade Two

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 2nd grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Grade Three

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 3rd grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Grade Four

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 4th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Grade Five

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 5th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Grade Six

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 6th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Grade Seven

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 7th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Grade Eight

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | HQ Publications | Parent Guides This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 8th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Helping Hands Guide

Tue, Aug 19, 2014 | HQ Publications | Other Deployment Support Resources for Educators

2013 Budget Book

Wed, May 14, 2014 | HQ Publications | Budget Books The fiscal year 2013 (FY 2013) Budget Book contains detailed information pertaining to the worldwide operations of DoDEA.

The Month of the Military Child

Thu, Mar 20, 2014 | HQ Publications | PRinciples This issue of PR for Principals is designed to focus on the Month of the Military Child and Purple up! April is the Month of the Military Child and is designed to recognize and support children and youth who are part of military families, regardless of branch or type of service.

Read Across DoDEA Day

Fri, Feb 14, 2014 | HQ Publications | PRinciples The 17th annual Read Across America Day is March 3, 2014. Sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA), it is a day when millions of readers-both young and old-will be in the company of a good book. Since 1997, Read Across America has celebrated reading and the ongoing daily efforts to build a nation of readers.

Discontinuation of Summer Enrichment Program

Tue, Feb 11, 2014 | HQ Publications | PRinciples This issue of PR for Principals is designed to help you address the recent decision to discontinue DoDEA’s Summer Enrichment Program. The program was important and valuable to the many families who used it. However, in recent years, a decline in participation combined with an operational cost increase made this difficult decision necessary.

Sequestration and Furloughs

Mon, May 20, 2013 | HQ Publications | PRinciples DoDEA’s school principals will be out on the front lines communicating with parents, teachers and commanders about the proposed furlough and how it will affect DoDEA schools.

School Accreditation

Mon, Apr 1, 2013 | | PRinciples The school principal is the focal point in the school accreditation process. As the school’s leader, a principal has the challenging and demanding tasks associated with accreditation - ensuring their learning community meets high quality standards, implementing a continuous improvement process, and engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review.

2012 Budget Book

Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | HQ Publications | Budget Books The fiscal year 2012 (FY 2012) Budget Book contains detailed information pertaining to the worldwide operations of DoDEA.

Security of IT Resources

Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Securing Information Technology (IT) resources is a constantly evolving area which has become an integral part of national security and the Department of Defense (DoD) mission. Daily.

Dealing with Difficult Parents

Thu, Feb 7, 2013 | HQ Publications | PRinciples There’s probably not a principal or teacher on the globe who hasn’t had a conflict with a parent. If you’re facing this situation now or if you’ve ever faced it in the past, you can take comfort in knowing you’re not alone.

National School Counseling Week

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 | HQ Publications | PRinciples National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from February 4-8, 2013, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.

Planning For Budgetary Uncertainties

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 | HQ Publications | PRinciples This special edition of PR for Principals is devoted to helping you communicate with parents, teachers, commanders and students over the next several weeks in light of budgetary uncertainties affecting the Federal Government.

Focus on Mathematics

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Mathematics – a core subject in every school and at the top of every educator and administrator’s priority list when it comes to curriculum.

Playground Safety

Mon, Nov 19, 2012 | HQ Publications | PRinciples As a school principal, you wear many hats and you have many responsibilities. One of your top priorities is school safety.

Building 21st Century Schools

Thu, Nov 1, 2012 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Defining, refining, and developing the term “21st Century Teaching and Learning” is a process that has been underway for a while now in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools.

2011 Budget Book

Fri, Mar 2, 2012 | HQ Publications | Budget Books The fiscal year 2011 (FY 2011) Budget Book contains detailed information pertaining to the worldwide operations of DoDEA.

Month of the Military Child

Mon, Apr 4, 2011 | HQ Publications | PRinciples We celebrate the Month of the Military Child to stress the importance of providing children with quality services and support to help them succeed in a global environment. Military children assume many special responsibilities that deserve our understanding and recognition.

U.S. History End-of-Course Assessment

Fri, Apr 1, 2011 | | PRinciples The U.S. History End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment will be administered May 9-27, 2011 to all 11th grade U.S. History course students, including regular U.S. History and AP U.S. History students. The purpose of the U.S. History EOC assessment is tied to Goal I of DoDEA’s

DoDEA School Security

Tue, Mar 1, 2011 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Awareness of the environment and proper responses to emergencies go a long way toward keeping our communities safe.

Preparing for An Interview With Armed With Science

Mon, Jan 3, 2011 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Be sure that you have parent permission forms on file for all students participating in the Armed with Science blogs and blog talk radio interviews. This is important since this information will be accessible on the web, and will probably be reposted or retweeted on other websites.

Preparing Parents,Students, And Teachers For Winter Break

Wed, Dec 1, 2010 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Encourage parents to come up with fun and exciting activities based on what their child enjoys. Even a walk outside can be a fun adventure if parents make it an educational activity.

Speaking With The News Media

Mon, Nov 1, 2010 | HQ Publications | PRinciples News media representatives should always contact you first if they want to interview you, a staff member, or a student. They should never show up un-announced.

Getting Students to Enroll In AP Courses

Wed, Sep 1, 2010 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Recognize current AP students for their accomplishments to raise academic expectations and standards, improve morale, attract new students to AP and publicize the school and the program to the overall community.

Promoting Highest Student Achievement

Mon, Aug 2, 2010 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Conduct an Introduction to Tutor.com, using the program during a staff meeting or professional development opportunity. Encourage teachers to try the program themselves to see how students can benefit from using the service.

Helping Parents Stay Connected And Involved

Mon, May 3, 2010 | HQ Publications | PRinciples As a school system, we believe that parental involvement is critical to the effective management of our schools and the achievement of our students. Parents are important stakeholders and serve as an integral part of the entire education process.

Read Across America Day

Wed, Feb 3, 2010 | HQ Publications | PRinciples On the day of your school’s event, invite the local public affairs office to cover the activities for the installation newspaper.

How To Use DoDEA Video Products

Mon, Feb 1, 2010 | HQ Publications | PRinciples If you have an idea for a video or if there’s an event or activity in your school that would make a compelling story, please let us know! Send the information along to your Area Public Affairs Officer or to the DoDEA Communications Staff in Arlington, Virginia.

How To Use The DoDEA Annual Report

Mon, Jan 4, 2010 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Contribute photographs or descriptions of events to your area public affairs officer or the DoDEA Communications Office.

Resource Management And Staffing

Fri, Jan 1, 2010 | HQ Publications | PRinciples DoDEA Regulation 7350.1, Manpower Management Program, June 1, 2004, outlines policies affecting manpower usage in DoDEA. Staffing Standards for SY 09-10 can be found at http://www.dodea.edu/offices/fiscal/staffing.cfm?sid=2.

School Accreditation

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Ask your installation newspaper to publish an article about school accreditation. Offer to be interviewed, and have your message points ready and clearly state what support you need.

Web Content Management System

Tue, Sep 1, 2009 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Today the web is the first tool parents use to learn about our schools and our school system. It has become the first impression maker or breaker for many new and returning families.

Revised Curriculum Standards

Thu, Jul 2, 2009 | HQ Publications | PRinciples At DoDEA, we believe that curriculum, instruction and assessment are the essential elements for obtaining the high student achievement that our CSP has designated as our number one goal.

Letters To The Editor

Wed, Jul 1, 2009 | HQ Publications | PRinciples DoDEA employees who choose to write a letter to the editor should clearly state that the views expressed are those of the individual only and not those of the Department of Defense (DoD) or the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), to ensure that personal letters to the editor do not imply any official endorsement of the viewpoint being presented in the letter.

Continuous Improvement In DoDEA

Fri, May 1, 2009 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Use the Kaizen multimedia presentation available on our website at a staff meeting to walk through some of the components of our continuous improvement initiative and to let staff members hear directly from the leadership. http://www.dodea.edu/kaizen/index.cfm

Moving With Children And Teens

Wed, Apr 1, 2009 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Visit MilitaryHOMEFRONT for information on moving through the Plan My Move customizable calendar tool and comprehensive installation overviews with articles, photos, contacts and major unit listings.

Working With The Media

Mon, Mar 10, 2008 | HQ Publications | PRinciples All installations have a Public Affairs Office/Officer (PAO) who can be called for assistance and guidance on media issues. In fact, you should never agree to media requests or interviews without coordinating with the local PAO first.

Media Tip Sheet

Tue, Mar 4, 2008 | HQ Publications | PRinciples What’s the topic? Do some research. Create your messages. Clarify the details. Be message driven.

Principal's Checklist

Mon, Mar 3, 2008 | HQ Publications | PRinciples The principal's checklist of how to effectively communicate with staff, students, parents, and all other key audiences.

Key Communicator Groups - Support Staff I

Mon, Jan 14, 2008 | HQ Publications | PRinciples In developing your plan for communicating with staff members, a good place to start is to identify who the frequent sources of information are at your school. In surveys conducted in community after community, support staff tops that list.

Key Communicator Groups - Support Staff II

Mon, Jan 7, 2008 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Keep support staff members informed. Include support staff in staff meetings. Give your staff a PR/communications role. Encourage support staff members to become role models.

Build Public Engagement

Tue, Jan 1, 2008 | HQ Publications | PRinciples It takes community support to create a positive school environment and positive school reputation, and public engagement is the catalyst for community support.

Picturing America

Tue, Jan 1, 2008 | HQ Publications | PRinciples There is much to be celebrated in DoDEA’s commitment to instruction and programs in the fine arts. Highlighting the Picturing America Educational Program is a great way to showcase this important aspect of our education program.

Key Communicator Groups - Teachers

Mon, Dec 17, 2007 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Dealing with key communicator groups – tools and strategies for communicating with teachers.

Reach Out To The Commander

Mon, Nov 19, 2007 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Beyond the hallways and grounds at your school, the one person who probably has the most impact on your school is the installation commander.

Key Communicator Groups - Commanders

Thu, Nov 8, 2007 | | PRinciples Beyond the hallways and grounds at your school, the one person who probably has the most impact on your school is the installation commander.

Communication: Getting Started

Mon, Oct 1, 2007 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Key communicators help you to make sure the right information gets out quickly and effectively – especially in a time of crisis or change.

Communication: Engagement Techniques

Mon, Sep 17, 2007 | HQ Publications | PRinciples Get involved in your community. Check with family support groups, morale, welfare and recreation program managers and the base commander to determine how you can contribute your time and talent. Encourage teachers to do the same.

School Year 1998-1999

The DoDEA Annual Report takes a corporate look at the organization with sections that feature Europe, the Pacific, and DDESS.

CSP Background Report

The strategic planning process to refine the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA’s) mission, vision, core values, goals, and performance measures was developed with the “community” as the foundation.

School Year 1997-1998

The DoDEA Annual Report takes a corporate look at the organization with sections that feature Europe, the Pacific, and DDESS.

Community Strategic Plan Volume 1 - SYs 2013/14 – 2017/18

DoDEA’s five-year, strategic Continuous Improvement Plan for advancing DoD’s and DoDEA’s agenda for educating and serving military-connected children. The CSP provides the organization’s vision, mission, core values, goals, the implementing strategies for each goal.

School Year 1996-1997

The DoDEA Annual Report takes a corporate look at the organization with sections that feature Europe, the Pacific, and DDESS.

2010 Budget Book

The fiscal year 2010 (FY 2010) Budget Book contains detailed information pertaining to the worldwide operations of DoDEA.

2009 Budget Book

The fiscal year 2009 (FY 2009) Budget Book contains detailed information pertaining to the worldwide operations of DoDEA.

2008 Budget Book

The fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008) Budget Book contains detailed information pertaining to the worldwide operations of DoDEA.

Red Ribbon Guide

The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd -October 31st each year.

School Year 2010

The DoDEA Annual Report takes a corporate look at the organization.

School Year 1995-1996

The DoDEA Annual Report takes a corporate look at the organization with sections that feature Europe, the Pacific, and DDESS.

2007 Budget Book

The fiscal year 2007 (FY 2007) Budget Book contains detailed information pertaining to the worldwide operations of DoDEA.

2006 Budget Book

The fiscal year 2006 (FY 2006) Budget Book contains detailed information pertaining to the worldwide operations of DoDEA.

Community Strategic Plan Status

DoDEA Community Strategic Plan Status

Community Strategic Plan Parent Guide

DoDEA Community Strategic Plan Parent Guide

Community Strategic Plan 2008

DoDEA Community Strategic Plan 2008

Community Strategic Plan 2006

DoDEA Community Strategic Plan 2006

Community Strategic Plan 2001

DoDEA Community Strategic Plan 2001

2005 Budget Book

The fiscal year 2005 (FY 2005) Budget Book contains detailed information pertaining to the worldwide operations of DoDEA.

School Year 2009

The 2009 DoDEA Annual Report

DoDEA Americas Annual Report 2009

The 2009 DoDEA Americas Annual Report

DoDEA Europe Annual Report 2009

The 2009 DoDEA Europe Annual Report