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 tr... 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

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

Read Across America Events Target MilKids

Read Across America

When Crystal Butts handed the MCAS New River second graders brand new copies of “The Cat in the Hat," she was thrilled to see their collective eyes light up. No electronics were in sight and still, “they were overjoyed,” said Butts, the Blue Star Families Camp Lejeune Chapter Director. The event was part of Blue Star Families multi-chapter Read ... 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

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