Education, News

Students walk to school on Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 22. In-person classes resumed for many Department of Defense Education Activity students after a recent lockdown requiring remote learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Beatrice M. Brown)

In-person classes resume for many KMC students

Many DODEA students in the KMC attended class in person Monday, Feb. 22. This was the first day students were welcomed back to physical classrooms after remote learning was initiated to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

February 26, 2021 ×


KMC schools continue building partnerships

KMC schools continue building partnerships

Department of Defense Education Activity schools in the Kaiserslautern Military Community were recently recognized for their continued partnership with local German schools. Undersecretary Nicole Steingaß from the Rheinland-Pfalz Ministry of the Interior honored DODEA and German schools as “WiR! Schools” during a digital ceremony Dec. 7. This accolade is reserved […]

December 18, 2020 ×

Education, Health

Regional Health Command Europe, DODEA Europe work to keep children safe

Regional Health Command Europe, DODEA Europe work to keep children safe

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from Regional Health Command Europe have been working closely with officials from Department of Defense Education Activity Europe to help ensure DODEA schools are safe places to learn and work. Some 25,000 children attend DODEA schools throughout Europe, and there are roughly […]

October 23, 2020 ×

Education, Features

Army’s Funded Legal Education Program

Law school is a serious investment. The average annual cost of attending a private law school in the United States is over $43,000, according to a 2017 US News and World Report survey.

July 16, 2020 ×


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Summertime smarts

Usually, between the end of one school year and the start of the next, every student risks summer learning loss.

July 1, 2020 ×

Education, News

Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy staff test the virtual platforms for the upcoming online professional military education course at Kapaun Air Station, June 12. The academy cadre has been preparing to transition from their in-residence course to a virtual platform due to COVID-19 restrictions, and began the first online course in Europe June 15.

Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy goes virtual due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, cadre at the Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, opened their virtual doors for the first online class in Europe on June 15.

June 25, 2020 ×

Education, Schools

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Raider Vision in near space

Kaiserslautern High School’s Project Horizon team conducted a High Altitude Balloon launch and placed a suite of cameras and science experiments 35,596 meters into the stratosphere on June 7.

June 18, 2020 ×

Education, Lifestyle

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Ten tips for children learning handwriting – no pencil required!

Is your child learning handwriting in school? Are you wondering how to support this process at home?

June 18, 2020 ×

Education, Schools

Jacob Porter, a seventh grader at Landstuhl Elementary Middle School, participates in a joint after-school virtual program with U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Howard, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band flute musician at Landstuhl, April 9. For the last six weeks, musicians from the USAFE Band, U.S. Army Band and Chorus and the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band joined forces to mentor students and enhance instructional resources when Department of Defense Education Activity Europe transitioned to a digital learning environment. Courtesy photo

EUCOM theater bands start virtual after-school program for DODEA students

Due to COVID-19, Department of Defense Education Activity Europe transitioned to a digital learning environment and after-school programs were cancelled.

June 4, 2020 ×


Shannon Blakely, third grade teacher, grades student assignments at her home in Landstuhl, May 12. The Department of Defense Education Activity closed schools March 16 for the remainder of the year, moving teaching in the classroom to virtual learning.

Teaching in a new way: KMC teacher adapts to digital learning

At 8:20 a.m., the ringing bell signals the beginning of class at Kaiserslautern Elementary School. However, instead of shuffling to their desks to sit with friends, students are now at home seeing their teacher through a computer screen.

May 21, 2020 ×