DODEA officially opens its newest ‘21st-century’ school on Okinawa

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A Marine takes video of a taiko drumming performance by Zukeran Elementary students during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new school at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES)
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A Marine takes video of a taiko drumming performance by Zukeran Elementary students during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new school at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES)

DODEA officially opens its newest ‘21st-century’ school on Okinawa

by: Carlos M. Vazquez II | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 11, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Department of Defense Education Activity celebrated its newest "21st century" school Wednesday on Okinawa.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the state-of-the-art Zukeran Elementary School was attended by DODEA director Thomas Brady, DODEA director for student excellence Lois Rapp, Marine Corps Installations Pacific commander Brig. Gen. Paul Rock, and a plethora of teachers and students decked out in blue T-shirts.

Located just across the street from its 60-year-old former building, the facility has introduced Zukeran’s 518 students — from preschoolers to fifth-graders — to “21st-century” DODEA concepts such flexible instructional spaces designed to support various learning environments.

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