• RAND Study Examines Benefits of Divesting DOD Schools0

    The RAND Corp. is looking at the costs and benefits of operating DOD schools for military dependents in the continental United States, the latest study to focus on a potential divestiture that could help the military stretch its shrinking budget dollars. The study, which is costing the Pentagon $905,000, will review 60 schools at 15 installations that enroll about 23,000 schoolchildren, reported Stars and Stripes. The review will compare the performance of DOD schools with nearby public schools. It will not look at overseas schools operated by the DOD Education Activity …

  • DOD Schools will Struggle to Maintain Full School Year0

    DOD Education Activity’s 194 schools, which serve 84,000 students, will attempt to ensure military dependents receive an accredited school year in the face of furloughs for teachers and support personnel, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Monday. “We’re mindful that we need to protect the education of military children,” Little told reporters …

  • School Rehab Initiative Moving Ahead, DODEA Official Says0

    The Pentagon is in the midst of a five-year, $3.7 billion effort to improve the physical condition of department schools that are in poor or failing condition, Marilee Fitzgerald, director of the DOD Education Activity, told reporters Thursday. “Today, we have 49 schools in design. I believe eight schools are under construction, and we’ve opened up some new schools,” Fitzgerald said during a Pentagon news conference. The initiative is intended to upgrade 134 of the system’s 194 schools …