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Department of Defense Schools

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a U.S. government agency that administers a PreK-12 curriculum serving school-age children of military personnel stationed on bases in the United States and overseas. It is the functional equivalent of a large American public school district. This entry provides a descriptive overview of DoDEA, with a specific focus on nine system components: (1) history, (2) organization, (3) enrollment, (4) location, (5) demographics, (6) financial resources, (7) assessment systems, (8) performance, and (9) key components.

History

Shortly after World War II, the U.S. military established elementary, middle, and high schools for the children of service men and women stationed overseas and expanded the number of schools for military dependents in the United States. Notably, a smaller set of schools located principally ...

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