Category Archives: children

About 9,000 children are signed up for the virtual option as DoD schools reopen


In the midst of uncertain pandemic times, parents of about 13 percent of students in Department of Defense Education Activity schools have chosen to enroll their children in the virtual option, school officials said. About 9,000 students out of the projected 69,000 student enrollment will attend virtual school in the fall, said Will Griffin, a […]

Military children shouldn’t be penalized for seeking mental health care, senators say


Senators are seeking to end “undue discrimination” against military dependents and civilians with prior mental health conditions who seek to enter the military. “Children who face the stress of parents being deployed, moving frequently and other sacrifices should never be penalized for seeking mental health care,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who introduced legislation in […]