Resources

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    Education Support/Help

    www.tutor.com/military
    The Tutor.com network of over 2,200 professional tutors has delivered more than 3.5 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. Each tutor has earned a degree and has completed extensive background checks. Online homework help is available.

    www.militarychild.org: MCEC is a non-profit, world-wide organization that identifies the challenges that face the highly mobile military child.

    www.khanacademy.org: Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to anyone completely free of charge and is a great resource for tutoring or helping your child at home.

    Department of Defense Supports

    www.dodea.edu
    DoDEA's schools serve the children of military service members and Department of Defense civilian employees throughout the world.

    http://www.dodea.edu/Partnership/
    The Department of Defense Educational Partnership Directorate has launched a new website focused on providing information that directly relates to the work of educators and administrators in military-connected school systems. The site provides a wealth of information about resources available for schools located around the country that serve military families, and provides information for school liaison officers which will help point schools in the direction of available resources.

    www.dodea.edu/nonDoD/index.cfm
    The Non Dod School Program (NDSP) provides support and funding for the education of authorized command-sponsored dependents of military members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees assigned to overseas areas where no DoDEA school is available within the commuting area.

    Military Support Organizations

    www.militaryonesource.com
    Designed to help with life's issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year you can access information.

    www.USA4MilitaryFamilies.org
    The USA4 Military Families initiative seeks to engage and educate state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests, and other state leaders about the needs of Military members and their families, particularly as those needs intersect with state public policy. Through state/military partnerships, DoD seeks to develop relationships with states, work with them to remove unnecessary barriers, and significantly improve the quality of life for military families.

    http://www.nmfa.org
    NMFA, "The Voice for Military Families," is dedicated to providing information to and representing the interests of Family members of the uniformed services. In addition to information on deployment, education, Family life and health care, NMFA provides valuable links to other useful sites designed to give you the latest information available. They have a "Back to School" section which includes many links to valuable information on education for students and parents.

    U.S. Department of Education
    ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

    Military Impacted Schools Association
    Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) is a national organization representing school districts that serve high concentrations of military children. The organization works to provide a continuum of quality education for all military children.

    Legislation/Policy

    www.mic3.net
    The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission has information, resources, and member map of the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunities for Military Children.

    Virginia DOE and State Resources

    Virginia Department of Education's Links for Students and Parents

    www.doe.virginia.gov/families/index.shtml

    The VHSL provides guidance for Virginia High School sports and extra-curricular activities

    Virginia High School League

    Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

    www.doe.virginia.gov/support/student_family/military/index.shtml

    Virginia Council on Private Education (VCPE)

    www.vcpe.org

    Virginia Department of Education’s Links for Military Families

    www.doe.virginia.gov/support/student_family/military/index/shtml

    Every Student Succeeds Act

    https://www.ed.gov/essa?src=ft

    Additional Resources

    Comfort Crew

    https://www.comfortcrew.org/index.html

    Comfort Crew delivers proven resources to help military kids and their family connect and build resiliency in the face of extraordinary challenges.  They aim to provide as much to military families as possible in terms of support.

    Chameleon kids

    http://www.chameleonkids.com/

    Chameleon Kids encourages the bright side of life as a military kid.  Instead of focusing on just the challenges of military life, they focus on the fun.  Being a military kid is a good thing!  They are the publishers of Military Kids’ Life Magazine.  Kids can find inspiring stories, articles, and photographs inside the pages of Military Kids’ Life.

    Sesames Street for Military Families

    https://sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/

     Our mission is to help kids grow stronger, smarter, and kinder.  The Sesame Workshop creates content for multiple media platforms including radio, film, home video, the internet, mobile devices, gaming consoles, books, magazines, and community outreach.  Workshop initiatives focus on a wide ranges of issues, from math skills and literacy to health, diversity, and military deployment.  Initiatives meet specific needs to help kids and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits, and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning.

    Our Military Kids

    https://ourmilitarykids.org/

    Empowering military kids with sports, arts and other activities while their parents are deployed or recovering from severe injuries sustained in combat.

    United Through Reading

    https://unitedthroughreading.org/how-it-works/overview/

    United Through Reading connects military families who are separated – for deployment or military assignment – by providing the bonding experience of shared storytime.

    Military Kids Connect:

    https://militarykidsconnect.dcoe.mil/

    Life for military kids is full of ups and downs.  From adventure and unique experiences, to frequent moves and family adjustments – you may face challenges that your friends at school don’t know anything about.  Making connections with other military kids can help you build resilience and find friends who understand your life.  To connect with other military kids visit their message board.

    Blue Star Families Association:

    https://bluestarfam.org/

    Blue Star Families Association is committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual support.  Through their research and partnership programs, Blue Star Families ensures that wherever American military families go, they can always feel connected, supported and empowered to thrive – in every community, across the nation, and around the globe.

    Military State Policy Source:

    https://statepolicy.militaryonesource.mil/

    Our team gives state policymakers an expert, trusted resource for insight on issues that affect military families.  Count on us for reliable information and research, knowledge of policies and processes, and assistance with legislation – all to support service members and their families.