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DODEA celebrates Read Across America Day, Quantico Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia 2012-13. Photo courtesy of Defense Education Activity, Pacific

Communicating with your child's school

Knowing who does what in your child’s school – and figuring out the best ways to communicate with school staff – can help you to be effective in...

DODEA Director, Marilee Fitzgerald asks Ms. Melinda Draper’s class, Zama American Photo courtesy of Department of Defense Education Activity, Pacific

Back to school survival guide

I’ve learned a lot from a recent move that was the fourth for my children. While preparation and organization are vital for a successful first...

New Joint Military Education Course Ongoing in Tampa

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 9, 2013 – A new-model Joint Professional Military Education Phase II course is ongoing at the Joint Special Operations...

Jason J. Sheedy

Sheedy returns to lead Andersen Middle School

AGANA HEIGHTS, Guam — Jason J. Sheedy is returning to the Department of Defense Education Activity Guam District as the new principal of Andersen...

DoDEA Pacific accepting applications for Sure Start program

OKINAWA, Japan — DoDEA Pacific is accepting applications for children of eligible service members, E1 to E4, for a comprehensive pre-kindergarten...

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on May 2, 2013. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT) OLIVIER DOULIERY/MCT FILE PHOTO

Unpaid days off canceled, educators spared as Hagel orders furlough reduction

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that furlough days for Defense Department civilians are being slashed from 11 to six...

Moving Forward is a website designed to teach problem-solving skills to members of the military community. DOD graphic

Website Teaches Coping Skills to Military Community

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 – As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and...

DOD official advises students on importance of STEM careers

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., July 25, 2013 – A senior Defense Department official praised some 3,000 elementary and high school students attending a...

Fong to lead McCool Elementary/Middle School

AGANA HEIGHTS, GUAM — Geoff Fong is joining the DoDEA Guam District as the new principal at CDR William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School. Fong...

Kent Berry, 6, runs around the playground on a recent afternoon while his mother, Rebecca Breedlove-Berry, looks on. Breedlove-Berry is concerned that a new TRICARE policy could make it more difficult for her son to receive the treatment he needs for autism spectrum disorder. (Photo by Jennifer Svan/Stars and Stripes)

Military parents of autistic children relieved by clarification on rules

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Military families with autistic children were relieved to learn a contentious new policy for autism treatment will not...

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Okinawa team pushes limits to reach CrossFit Games

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Kristen Arnold jumped, grabbed the bar and pulled herself up to balance on her hands like a gymnast.

The intense...

The Defense Department has awarded University of Maryland University College a contract worth about $245 million over the next decade to provide a number of new classes on bases across Europe, including an M.B.A. degree program. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stries

DOD renews contracts with four schools, drops University of Phoenix

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The Defense Department this month renewed contracts with four universities to provide college and graduate programs on...

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