Family Education

Finding Military Family Education Benefits

Servicemember and Daughter

For example, family members are eligible to use the benefits of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Program, Scholarships and Grants, and the Spouse and Dependent Education Assistance program (DEA). Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges SOC member schools understand the hardships military (family) students face due to frequent transf... more

Surviving Spouse and Family Education Benefits

Fallen Warriors Victims of ID Theft

Surviving Spouses and Dependent children of fallen servicemembers or disabled veterans are often unaware of the many resources they have to assist with paying for their education. The following article will briefly explain some of the major resources at your disposal. Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance Program The Dependents' Educ... more

Commentary: Providing Kids the Education They Need

School bus

Folks may have heard a lot about the Common Core State Standards recently, but what’s been missing from the discussion is how important the standards are to our military families. I’m a third-grade teacher in Florida, and I have seen the importance of the Common Core standards in my classroom. But more personally, I saw the importance in my... more

Military Bases Open Their Doors to Home-Schoolers

In this March 13, 2009, file photo, Uwe Romeike, top left, and his wife Hannelore, second from right, teach their children at their home in Morristown, Tenn. The family fled Germany in order to home-school their children.

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. -- A growing number of military parents want to end the age-old tradition of switching schools for their kids. They've embraced homeschooling, and are finding support on bases, which are providing resources for families and opening their doors for home schooling cooperatives and other events. "If there's a military ... more

How To Be the Best Military Parent in the Class


Staying involved in a child’s education is a juggling act for any parent. But as a military mom or dad who is also frequently handling the pressing demands of moving or coping with a lengthy deployment, making sure that your children are being successful in school can be a full-time job. Here are a few ways to keep from feeling run over by scho... more

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