Dear Partners:

The quality of K-12 education is an important criterion for retention of the military family. The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is charged with the critical responsibility and privilege of educating the children of our Nation's military. Recognizing that over 1.1M military-connected students attend public schools, leveraging partnerships with school districts is paramount in influencing successful educational outcomes for military-connected students.

Consequently, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 provided DoDEA the authority to share resources with public schools that educate military-connected students. One aspect of resources is the authority to administer a grant program that supports research-based strategies that enhance student achievement and ease the challenges that military children face due their parents military service.

Since then, DoDEA's Educational Partnership has provided 439 grants. These grant projects impact over 647,000 children from military families in over 2,900 public schools across the country. Data indicate that there is significant improvement in student achievement, increased professional development for teachers, enhanced social and emotional support.

Your expertise and dedication has made this possible! DoDEA thanks you; military families thank you. We look forward to sustaining this valuable partnership through grants and other outreach efforts.


Kathy Facon, Chief, Educational Partnership and Non-DoD School Program, DoDEA


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    State and local education officials are invited to take part in a two-week online training designed to help practitioners find and use research to inform educational decisions. The training is offered by the National Center for Research in Policy and Practices (an IES-funded research and development center) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 



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