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    Veteran agriculture program to receive state funds

    West Virginia's governor has signed a bill to educate and support veterans in the field of agriculture.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
    • EDUCATION /
    Nearly 64 percent of student veterans who started at private schools earned a degree. For public schools, the number was just under 51 percent; for for-profit schools it was just under 45 percent, according to a Student Veterans of America study. Getty Images

    Irregularities cited in student vet study

    A study released by Student Veterans of America promised to bring much-needed clarity to veterans' college graduation rates, but irregularities in how the research was done may cast doubt on its findings.

    • Mar. 28, 2014
    • EDUCATION /

    High-tech apprentice program expands

    Cody Beck slogged through four years of classes at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, a psychology major who didn’t want to treat patients, a budding entrepreneur with an affinity for business but no desire for the button-down world of business school.

    • Mar. 27, 2014
    • EDUCATION /
    Nearly 64 percent of student veterans who started at private schools earned a degree. For public schools, the number was just under 51 percent; for for-profit schools it was just under 45 percent, according to a Student Veterans of America study. Getty Images

    Study: Just over half of GI Bill users earn degrees

    A little more than half of veterans going to school on the GI Bill earned a degree or certificate, according to a study released March 24 by Student Veterans of America.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  1. Brandon Barnhart, 30, a third-semester student in the organic farming program for veterans at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa., plants a seedling of lettuce in his wood-enclosed plot of organic vegetables. Woods, who spent eight years in the Air Force, has purchased a three-acre farm near West College Corner, Ind. Delaware Valley College developed the program in organic farming specifically for veterans. Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer

    Veterans learn organic farming in Pa. program

    With his burly physique and woolly beard, Brandon Barnhart looks every inch the laid-back country kid from tiny West College Corner, Ind.

    • Mar. 20, 2014
  2. Profession military educators worry that fewer students, such as these graduating at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., last year, will be able to attend military colleges as budget cuts continue limit resources. Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp/Army

    Concerns grow over funding for professional military education

    A year after the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration took hold in the Defense Department, many professional military educators and their students worry that military colleges across the country will not be spared from the impact of the across-the

    • Mar. 18, 2014
  3. Opinion: Critical success factors for online education

    Active-duty service members and veterans tend to be nontraditional students — more likely to be married, have children, and to hold down a job while going to school.

    • Mar. 18, 2014
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    Marine reservist Nigel Bliss in the Oregon Institute of Technology's Power and Motor lab with a fuel cell. Bill Goloski/Oregon Institute of Technology

    Energy degrees fuel the boom

    For Marine Corps Reserve Sgt. Nigel Bliss, military work as an electrical systems technician and generator mechanic has been a natural starting point for a career in power distribution.

    • Mar. 11, 2014
  4. From left, the West Virginia Army National Guard's Capt. Jason Diaz, Staff Sgt. Mick Cochran, Capt. Rob Rush, Sgt. 1st Class Kerry Gnik and Maj. Robert J. Kincaid are students in West Virginia University's online executive MBA program. Courtesy of West Virginia University

    Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014

    As service members and veterans have become bigger priorities for schools, some are starting to offer MBA degrees tailored to the military.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
    • EDUCATION /
    Ohio State University Fisher College of Business MBA students, from left, former Marine Capt. Patrick Ross, former Navy Lt. Chad Schuett, former Army Capt. Silki Cho and former Army Sgt. Davin Korstjens. Courtesy of Ohio State University

    Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 methodology

    Some 140 colleges and universities responded to this year's Best for Vets: Business Schools survey.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
  5. DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says

    Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program — Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
    • EDUCATION /

    VRAP gets cash to carry through school terms

    A $65 million fix by the Veterans Affairs Department will keep thousands of unemployed veterans in job training programs through the end of this semester.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
    • EDUCATION /

    DAV: Vocational rehab improves thousands of vets' lives

    Too few staffers, poor technology and inadequate tracking of results are hampering a Veterans Affairs Department program that is critical for disabled vets, according to government officials and veterans advocacy groups.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
  6. Fla. university to offer tuition break for surviving kids

    Jacksonville University in Florida is set to become the first partner school for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

    • Feb. 28, 2014
  7. 'I thought that maybe, just maybe, the Senate could come together and do the right thing for our veterans. But, no,' said Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, after his veterans bill failed to advance. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    Senate blocks huge vets benefits bill

    A massive veterans legislative package that would have expanded a host of post-military benefits was sidelined Thursday after Senate Democratic backers failed to find enough support among their Republican colleagues.

    • Feb. 27, 2014
  8. The Coast Guard has expanded tuition assistance for Coasties taking graduate courses toward a master's degree. DC1 Karlton Rebenstorf / Coast Guard

    Coast Guard expands tuition assistance to master's degrees

    Coasties looking to complete a master's degree can now get help from the service's tuition assistance program, according to a Feb. 20 service-wide message.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  9. Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops

    Troops who plan to leave the military within the next three to six months, or have recently left, may be eligible to apply for a leadership program aimed at helping them make the transition to the corporate world.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
  10. U. of Maine system approves in-state tuition for vets

    The University of Maine System is extending in-state tuition rates to all members of the military.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
  11. Deal with credit issues and keep a security clearance

    A security clearance comes with benefits. You can apply for jobs that others can't reach, and you'll probably get paid more. But there are hurdles.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
    • EDUCATION /
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has come out with a new plan for overhauling the nation's higher education system. Lynne Sladky / AP

    Senator looks to close education 'opportunity gap'

    Possible presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio called Monday for overhauling the nation's higher education system to close an 'opportunity gap' between Americans with and without advanced degrees.

    • Feb. 18, 2014
  12. Minnesota State University, Mankato, will start offering online courses this spring — and master's and doctorate of nursing programs this fall — to help nursing students in the remote Iron Range region complete their four-year registered nurse degrees at home. Fred Dufour/AFP

    Find your niche with new master's degrees

    News from colleges launching new master's degrees around the U.S.:

    • Feb. 12, 2014
  13. Teach yourself a new skill

    When people consider ways to get a better job or a boost in salary, one of the things they think about is whether they should go back to school.

    • Feb. 12, 2014
  14. A revamped version of the GED is intended to be more rigorous and better aligned with the skills needed for college and today's workplaces. Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press

    GED test gets overhaul

    The GED test, for decades the brand name for the high school equivalency exam, is about to undergo some changes.

    • Feb. 12, 2014
  15. A flight instructor at the University of North Dakota watches aviation students operate a Corsair simulator as part of their unmanned aircraft training in Grand Forks, N.D. Dave Kolpack/The Associated Press

    UAV degrees are hot ticket

    The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that as many as 7,500 commercial unmanned aerial vehicles could be flying in national airspace within a few years, but colleges aren't waiting for the go-ahead to ready students for employment in the industry.

    • Feb. 12, 2014
  16. Tactical Veteran: Save time, money with CLEP exams

    Whether you're still in uniform or have already separated, you may be looking for a way to earn college credit that will have minimal impact on your busy schedule.

    • Feb. 12, 2014
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