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5 helpful hints for your off-season PCS

For more than 500,000 servicemembers and their families, summertime is synonymous with smells of cardboard and paper, and the sound of packing...

Enrolling in DODEA school lunch program

If your child will be attending a DODEA school, be sure to stop by the AAFES Exchange cash cage to set up a pre-pay lunch account.

5 ways to transition from summer to school

The loud buzzing of alarm clocks and groans of school children will soon fill the early morning air in homes around the area, as most DODEA...

Helping students adjust after PCSing

Afraid you don’t know anyone at your new duty station?

Coping with standardized testing systems when you change schools

Whether it's your first move or your fifth, even the most organized military parents need help navigating a new school district's standardized...

Student ambassador and youth sponsorship programs

Imagine your first day in a new school. You know not a soul. You search the crowded halls for a smiling face or even eye contact.

Homeschooling in Europe

Some parents elect to homeschool their children while OCONUS.

John Casey of Ramstein High School is representing the Department of Defense Education Activity in the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C., a merit-based, competitive program for the nation's top student leaders. COURTESY JOHN CASEY

DODEA Europe seniors among nation’s top student leaders in D.C.

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Two American students attending Defense Department schools overseas are getting a close-up look at the federal...

 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES

Robots take center stage at Aviano tech challenge

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — One of the main tenets of the FIRST Tech Challenge is “gracious professionalism.”

Planning to PCS to Europe before school is out?

Some school districts will allow your child to complete additional work prior to departure in order to “close out” the semester with a final grade...

Dave Izzo, then-adviser to Aviano's robot club, and lead engineer Kyle Kochan demonstrate how a robotic arm is designed to pull the robot up a ramp before a competition last year. Izzo is the director of this year's regional robotics tournament, which takes place at Aviano on Friday and Saturday. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES

Robots take to the court for regional tournament at Aviano

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — Basketball season might have just ended, but McNeely Gym will be full of competitors playing a variation on hoops this...

DODEA curriculum standards

A great way to be a help and support to your children is to know what they are studying in schools.

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