Accession Number : AD1017497

Title :   Options for Educating Students Attending Department of Defense Schools in the United States

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : RAND National Defense Research Institute Santa Monica United States

Personal Author(s) : Goldman,Charles A ; Karam,Rita ; Katz,Beth ; Tsai,Tiffany ; Mullins,Leslie ; Winkler,John D

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored a study to evaluate the mission of educating military-connected children in the contiguous United States (CONUS). The DoD Education Activity (DoDEA) currently operates or contracts with local educational agencies to operate schools on 15 CONUS installations. DoDEA sponsored the RAND National Defense Research Institute project reported here to research and evaluate the options for educating military-connected children on these 15 installations. This report identifies the set of feasible options for educating military-connected children at these installations and determines which options are feasible at each installation. It evaluates the feasible options in terms of expected school quality, costs, and implementation considerations. It also specifies the construction and implementation implications for each feasible option. We intend the report to inform decisionmakers and stakeholders in DoD, as well as in the states, communities, and local education agencies that the options considered might affect.

Descriptors :   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , schools , MILITARY DEPENDENTS , children , students , decision aids , costs , contracted services , military education

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE