Fort Bliss Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation
Abundance of information about El Paso area schools as well as other information needed by parents of school children. This site also links to most of the state and national parent resource and educational information websites
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
Texas is one of 27 states that is making it easier for students to transfer from another state. According to the compact with other states, students from military families who are transferring to a Texas school may follow the requirements of the state from which they transferred rather than being required to follow Texas regulations in such areas as graduation requirements, Advanced Placement (AP), age of student enrollment, transfer of records, course sequencing, exclusion from extra-curricular activities, repeated or missed entrance/exit testing, kindergarten and first grade entrance age variations, and power of custodial parents while military parents are deployed. For example, if the state where the sending school is located has a lower graduation requirement than Texas, the sending school's requirement will be honored.
Military Child Education Coalition
Essential website for military family education and support. The web address takes the user to the “Military Parent Information” webpage which will help parents prepare for the education of their children and answers many common questions regarding transferring, etc.
Military Impacted Schools Association
Includes information on free online tutoring and other topics. Also has a webpage called SOAR: Student Online Achievement Resources which assesses student achievement as aligned to state standards which then direct students to individualized tutorials to improve skills where needed. Parents can monitor their children’s progress and are provided with resource materials.
National Military Family Association
Website with a separate page for education that links the page to 24 websites of educational support topics. Also includes information on educational opportunities for spouses
Information about Texas legislation and the pre-kindergarten class eligibility for children of active duty members of the armed forces of the United States and for children of members of the armed forces who were injured or killed while serving on active duty
Resources for Military Families in Texas (TEA)
Texas Education Agency’s official website for military families. The website is composed entirely of 15 links to other important websites.
Texas Troops to Teachers
Website designed to provide information about teacher preparation programs for two target groups: (1) Spouses to teachers and (2) troops to teachers. Website includes all Texas certified programs including alternative education programs and links to other information regarding teacher preparation and certification.
Texas Virtual School Network
The Texas Education Agency administers a state virtual school network to provide education to students through electronic means. An electronic course delivers instruction and content primarily over the Internet; a student and teacher are in different locations for a majority of the student's instructional period; most instructional activities take place in an online environment; the online instructional activities are integral to the academic program; extensive communication between a student and a teacher and among students is emphasized; and a student is not required to be located on the physical premises of a school district or open-enrollment charter schools.
TexVet: Partners Across Texas
Website with many resources (including crisis hotlines, etc.) with much of its information geared toward military staff. Has an education link that is mostly for adults, not K-12 students
USAA Educational Foundation
Focuses on essential college preparation planning for students and their parents
This website provides extensive resources on parenting and childcare issues, education services, financial information and counseling, legal, elder care, health and wellness, crisis support, and relocation. “Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. Visit Military OneSource today at below link or call 1-800-342-9647."
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
Resource that provides military spouses with career planning and job locating information.
Children and Stress Associated with Military Deployment
“A resource for military families provided by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry to assist families in helping children adjust to the stress of separation. This website is linked to several other sources that have been developed to address military family concerns including Sesame Street’s “When Parents are Deployed”
"About Kids Health" is a popular web site for information about health, behavior and development from before birth through the teen years. It is three sites in one with sections for parents, for kids, and for teens.
Parents Guide to Area Schools and Educational Planning
Check out the newly added “Parents Guide to Area Schools” which includes school enrollment requirements, kindergarten enrollment, pre-kindergarten enrollment, immunization requirements, high school graduation requirements, public school choice information, special school offerings (magnet, academies, etc.), charter schools, gifted and talented program information, career and college planning, El Paso area post secondary instutitions, and Texas higher education institutions.
Qualifying Military Dependents for Prekindergarten Programs
Eligibility of dependent children from military families to enroll in a prekindergarten program
18. TEA Performance Reporting
Provides data reports on every Texas school district, campus, and charter school including accountability ratings.
Online directory of Texas schools, including charter schools provided by TEA. Includes special school district and campus information and
links to a variety of reports providing contact i nformation on school personnel as well as student achievement and accountability data.
20. Information for Parents New to Texas Public Schools
Website created by the Texas Association of School board to specifically to help parents who are new to Texas public schools. Accessing
this site can help parents find information on enrollment requirements, curriculum, testing and assessment and additional school information.
21. Texas Tribune Schools Explorer
Comprehensive source of information about school districts, individual campuses, charter schools and alternative campuses. The database provides
key academic, enrollment and financial record information and statistics..
22.. Truth About Schools
Website development by the Texas Association of School Boards to provide up-to-date information on Texas education including references to
resources of value to parents.
23.. My Texas Public School
Website is especially designed by the Texas Association of School Boards for parents who are new to Texas public schools. Includes a collection
of answers to commonly asked questions to help your child succeed in public school.