IMPACT: Panetta pledges to fix substandard schools on military bases

By Kristen Lombardi

Defense secretary Leon Panetta says DOD leadership will come up with plans to fix substandard schools

IMPACT: Nelson calls conditions at some military base schools "shameful"

By Kristen Lombardi

There have been a flurry of requests from Capitol Hill to repair schools on military bases in the wake of an iWatch News probe

IMPACT: Senators urge Pentagon to address decrepit military base schools

By Kristen Lombardi

IMPACT: Bipartisan Senate group writes Panetta about military school conditions

Undaunted, Senator still trying to close decrepit schools on military bases

By Rachael Marcus

The Senate won't take up a proposal to close Defense Department-run schools. But the plan's architect vows to try again.

Pentagon lacks funding to fix public schools on military bases

By Emma Schwartz

A senior Pentagon official says DOD is a billion short of what's needed to fix troubled public schools on military bases

Many public schools on military bases get poor or failing report card

By Emma Schwartz

Pentagon confirms nearly 40 percent of public schools on bases are in poor or failing condition

Defense Department’s report card

By Emma Schwartz

In the months after 'Military Children Left Behind,' the Department of Defense releases a report on its public school on military bases

House defeats effort to cut funding for repair of military base schools

By Kristen Lombardi

The House has defeated an effort to cut funds aimed at repairing decaying schools on military bases

SOLUTIONS: Funding channel for military schools already exists

By John Forkenbrock

The director of the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools believes an adequate funding channel for military schools alrtered

iWatch panel discussion: Worsening conditions at military base schools

Discussion of worsening conditions at military base schools

Resources: How to help - and get help

By iWatch News

Military Children Left Behind: Resources / How to help

Grading the schools

By iWatch News

Pentagon rates most of the aging schools it runs as "failing" and "poor"

What's your experience with military base schools?

By Kristen Lombardi

What's your experience with Defense Department schools?

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Kristen Lombardi

Senior Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Kristen Lombardi is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Center for Public Integrity since 2007.... More about Kristen Lombardi