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Military Family Finds Homeschooling to be Just the Right Fit

Posted by ED Staff

When asked to share their thoughts on the benefits of school choice and their homeschool experience, this military family did what they do every day: they turned the occasion into a learning opportunity. Dan, his wife Jenna, and their six kids gathered at the dinner table to shape a response – as individual, independent thinkers and as a family.

In this interview, slightly edited for length and clarity, the family describes the transformative of impact school choice.

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3 Things to Know: Navy College Program Updates

By Ed Barker,
Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- As part of the software backbone used to support the functionality of the Navy College Program website and Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC), the Navy College Management Information System (NCMIS) is continually updated.

“Our recent NCMIS upgrades include the latest updates to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, including online acknowledgement of Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) requirements; Improvements to the MyEducation Application including individual notifications to Sailors; and Upgraded Advanced Education Voucher/Graduate Education Voucher (AEV/GEV) functionality,” said Steve Ramey, NCMIS program manager for the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center.

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Plan Ahead for Personally Procured Moves

From NAVSUP Public Affairs

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) -- NAVSUP is asking Sailors performing a Personally Procured Move (PPM) during October through December 2018 to be aware of potential impacts to the PPM overall process - from advance payment request to claims settlement.

The software used to validate, reconcile, and authorize payment for Sailors' PPMs will be upgraded in December 2018. Settlement of PPM claims submitted for reimbursement during November and December may be delayed due to the system being taken offline. All PPM packages submitted will be prioritized based upon the date received and processed accordingly once the system comes back online.

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PFT/CFT Update

By Lance Cpl. Marcos Alvarado,
Defense Media Activity

DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY, Md -- Marine Corps MARADMIN 539/18 announced three major changes to MCO 6100.3A affecting the standard Physical Fitness and Combat Fitness Tests, beginning January 1, 2019 for the PFT and July 1, 2019 for the CFT to increase the Corps’ overall physical fitness and combat effectiveness.

The first change will be to the rest times between CFT events. Instead of no less than five minutes of rest between events, three minutes will be the new rest period. This is to decrease the time it takes to complete the test and make the CFT more challenging.

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