- Bremerton School District
BSD Receives Third Department of Defense Activities (DoDEA) Grant
BSD Awarded Third DoDEA Grant!
Bremerton School District was awarded a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant for the third year in a row!
The STEM Equity grant focuses on the required elements of College and Career Readiness and STEM to:
- Provide laptops for multiple grades to expand equitable access to technology
- Support technology integration throughout the District
- Support college and STEM career readiness through schoolwide AVID
More about the DoDEA Grant Program
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is charged with the critical responsibility and privilege of educating the children of our Nation's military. Recognizing that over 1.1M military-connected students attend public schools, leveraging partnerships with school districts is paramount in influencing successful educational outcomes for military-connected students.
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 provided DoDEA the authority to share resources with public schools that educate military-connected students. One aspect of resources is the authority to administer a grant program that supports research-based strategies that enhance student achievement and ease the challenges that military children face due their parents military service.
From 2009 to today, there have been over 321 grants awarded by DoDEA, totaling over $400 million in investments in LEAs serving military-connected students. Additionally, DoDEA awarded the National Math Science Foundation over $33 million to assist in their efforts to improve graduation rates for military-connected students. Educational Partnership Program grants have reached over 1.5 million students (31% military-connected) in over 2,000 schools across the country. Data indicate that there is significant improvement in student achievement, increased professional development for teachers, enhanced social and emotional support.