Dear Partners:

DoDEA’s vision is “Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day. Everywhere.” It is through our engagement with the school districts you represent that DoDEA is able to reach this vision. Our ability to influence educational outcomes is best leveraged through community partnerships with school districts and professional organizations. We are proud to be able to share resources with school districts that allow for the expansion of existing programs as well as fund innovative solutions to meet the academic, social and emotional needs not only to the military-connected students but to every student in their learning community. Since 2008, DoDEA has awarded over 400 grants, totaling over $480 million, serving over 2.1 million public school students, of which 600,000 are military-connected, in 37 states. Performance reporting data indicates there has been significant improvement in student achievement, increased professional development for teachers, and enhanced social and emotional support.

Our partnerships with public schools have proven to have great impact towards DoDEA’s collective promise in the pursuit of educational excellence for ALL military-connected students. A quality education is both a stabilizing influence in the lives of our children and their families and an overall element in the readiness, retention, and morale of our Force. Military readiness is a multi-faceted challenge, and the education of military-connected children plays a vital role. Your attendance at this meeting is indication of your commitment and dedication to providing quality learning experience for our military connected students and their counterparts. Together, we have embodied an unparalleled nationwide collaboration of support for the educational continuity of military connected students.

Thank you for your partnership with DoDEA and your continued work in reaching our shared goal of academic excellence for all students. We look forward to sustaining this valuable partnership through grants and other outreach efforts.


Kathleen Facon, Chief, Education Partnership and Resources Department of Defense Education Activity


documents papers


  • How do we Measure SEL?

    This guide helps educators identify better ways to assess and report on students’ social-emotional skills and character development within school report cards.


Grantee Spotlight

  • SISD named District of Distinction

    Congrats to the Socorro Independent School District (SISD) being named District of Distintion by the District Administration magazine for math literacy. SISD's Math as a Second Language Academy is honored as leading the way with new ideas that work. Read more here:



  • New Policy Suppporting Military Connected Students

    NASBE explores how state boards of education can support military-connected students as they face unique social-emotional and academic challenges their peers do not. To serve these students, schools, districts, and states must be prepared to consistently and accurately identify and track K-12 students who migrate with extraordinary frequency across state and local databases. The update cites Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), now requiring states that receive federal funds under Title I to include information on the academic achievement of these students in  their state report cards.

  • US Dept of Ed allocates 3.6M for grants to recruit High School CTE Teachers    

    In response to State and Local shortages of high school Career and Technical Education teachers, US Dept. of Ed has allocated $3.6M to support CTE teachers recruitment and retention. Recipients and Sub Recipients of the Carl D Perkins CTE Act, reauthorized last month by the House of Ed committee, are eligible to apply. OCTAE expects to make 5-7 awards, Application Deadline is July 28, 2017!