Education

For children and adults alike, the prospect of entering a new school can be daunting, let alone when that new school will be based in a foreign country. For some it may be their first experience within a Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) school.
Explore your campus and get to know your area.
The final school bell has rung and the initial joy and excitement has been replaced with the inevitable, “I’m bored.” Here are a few ideas to help keep your kids busy and your sanity in tact without reaching for the electronics:
Make chores fun.
From the moment your baby enters the world, they embark on their literacy journey that will eventually lead to reading competency in adulthood.
The world of volunteering can be overwhelming, even more so if you have children. We, as responsible parents, want to teach our kids to be generous with our time and resources, but we are sometimes turned away from serving if we have young children.
Military parents understand the importance of saving for their child's college education. However, with tuition rising steadily, you may not realize just how much you'll need to pay for college in the future.
Summer lives in our imaginations throughout the year because it nourishes our souls. The warmth ... the fun ... the sheer deliciousness. But mostly, the luxury of time, unbounded by school. Time to explore, to make new friends, to lie on your back and watch the clouds billow.
The Berlin Airlift is remembered today as one of the greatest feats in the history of military aviation, accomplished in the face of overwhelming odds.
(StatePoint) Music is a mood booster and can help promote mental health. This past year has been particularly challenging, inspiring many people to reap the many benefits of bringing more music into their homes. Here is how you can too:
Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” If those places include the beach or your patio, check out this fun reading list that will be sure to entertain the whole family! 
Whether you are a military spouse seeking to go to school (or go back to school), a service member ready to use the GI Bill or take some classes for your next promotion or a parent ready to send your children off to school, college is expensive, and everyone can use some extra money to ease those
When it comes to showing teachers appreciation for all that they do, a personal gift is always appreciated. However, sometimes what they really want is the proper tools to help them in the classroom.
(StatePoint) What do budgeting monthly expenses, being a sports fan and following a recipe have in common? All these activities employ math. Unfortunately, it is common for students to struggle with math classes because they don’t see how the subject will matter in their everyday lives.
If you have school-age children, you are probably one of the many parents facing the challenge of educating your kids at home.
One way for students to avoid the summer brain drain is to read. Super nerdy Amanda as a kid loved getting lost in a good book, especially anything by Roald Dahl or Bill Wallace.
(StatePoint) Want to encourage kids to move more? The latest technology, gear and apps are helping make movement and exercise fun. Here’s how: