Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
Homeschool.com was created to empower parents to create the ideal school for their child at home! Homeschool.com's founding principle is to consistently provide resources, information, and support to all homeschooling families.
The WorldWide Independent Distance Education Academy (WorldWide IDEA) serves U.S. military families living overseas in Remote Locations when or where DoDDS are not available through our DoDEA-sponsored academy. Our private academy serves homeschooling families anywhere in the U.S. or abroad. The DoDEA academy is run in partnership with DoDDS, I-CATT and WW IDEA.
Home Educators Association of Virginia has more than 2,000 web pages of Virginia homeschool information, resources, field-trip ideas, and more! HEAV has successfully worked to promote and protect home education in Virginia by working with the Department of Education and legislators, having a presence during the General Assembly sessions, and providing up-to-date information to homeschooling families, the media, and officials.
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 Support
DoDEA's schools serve the children of military service members and Department of Defense civilian employees throughout the world.
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.
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
Designed to help with life's issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year you can access information.
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.
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.
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
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
Virginia Council on Private Education (VCPE)
Virginia Department of Education’s Links for Military Families
Every Student Succeeds Act
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 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
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
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
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:
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:
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:
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.
Resources for Military Members with Pets
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