militarytimes.com http://www.militarytimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, militarytimes.com SaxoTech Online Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:38:56 -0400 15 N.C. community college rate break for vets proposed http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140418/EDU/304180036 Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:08:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140418/EDU/304180036 GI Bill helps military kid choose her college http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140417/EDU02/304170056 For months, Trinity High School senior Sydney Dydiw toyed with an important decision. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:35:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140417/EDU02/304170056 Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140416/EDU02/304160048 Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140416/EDU02/304160048 Colleges seek to improve chances for students who take remedial classes http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140415/EDU03/304150054 The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:09:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140415/EDU03/304150054 Group hopes to buy house for student veterans http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140408/EDU03/304070045 A nonprofit group is raising money to buy a home for veterans who attend Dartmouth College. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:48:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140408/EDU03/304070045 Cyber warfare research institute to open at West Point http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS04/304070052 The Army's academy has established a cyber warfare research institute to groom elite cyber troops and solve thorny problems for the Army and the nation in this new warfighting domain. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:09:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS04/304070052 Many returning military vets bound for college http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140404/EDU/304040038 After five years in the Marines, including a tour in Afghanistan in which he saw buddies die in combat, Andrew Kispert found going back to college as a new veteran one of his biggest challenges yet. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:24:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140404/EDU/304040038 Mass. bill expanding vets' education services passes http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140403/NEWS/304030070 Massachusetts lawmakers have passed a bill designed to build on an existing law expanding education opportunities and services for military personnel, veterans and their families. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:47:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140403/NEWS/304030070 Survey: Cost a growing factor in college decisions http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140403/EDU03/304030062 A survey of the nation's college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and the availability of financial aid have come to play an influential role in decisio Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:16:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140403/EDU03/304030062 College students often move before graduating, study finds http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140403/NEWS/304030055 Today's mobile college students are switching schools not just within their state, but outside of it. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:36:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140403/NEWS/304030055 Students' jobs pay off tuition at 7 work colleges http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140402/EDU03/304020048 Many students spend years after college working off tens of thousands of dollars in school debt. But at seven ' Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:25:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140402/EDU03/304020048 Veteran agriculture program to receive state funds http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140401/EDU/304010040 West Virginia's governor has signed a bill to educate and support veterans in the field of agriculture. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:57:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140401/EDU/304010040 Irregularities cited in student vet study http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140328/EDU/303280037 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. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:39:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140328/EDU/303280037 High-tech apprentice program expands http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140327/EDU/303270043 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. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:39:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140327/EDU/303270043 Study: Just over half of GI Bill users earn degrees http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140324/EDU/303240024 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. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:37:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140324/EDU/303240024 Veterans learn organic farming in Pa. program http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140320/EDU03/303200062 With his burly physique and woolly beard, Brandon Barnhart looks every inch the laid-back country kid from tiny West College Corner, Ind. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:52:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140320/EDU03/303200062 Concerns grow over funding for professional military education http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/303170034 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 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:58:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/303170034 Opinion: Critical success factors for online education http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS01/303180039 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. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:16:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS01/303180039 Energy degrees fuel the boom http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140311/EDU/303110045 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. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:53:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140311/EDU/303110045 Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140310/JOBS06/303100012 As service members and veterans have become bigger priorities for schools, some are starting to offer MBA degrees tailored to the military. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:17:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140310/JOBS06/303100012 Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 methodology http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140310/EDU/303100013 Some 140 colleges and universities responded to this year's Best for Vets: Business Schools survey. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:43:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140310/EDU/303100013 DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140306/NEWS/303060026 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. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:12:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140306/NEWS/303060026 VRAP gets cash to carry through school terms http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140306/EDU/303060019 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. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:16:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140306/EDU/303060019 DAV: Vocational rehab improves thousands of vets' lives http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140305/EDU/303050022 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. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:31:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140305/EDU/303050022 Fla. university to offer tuition break for surviving kids http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140228/EDU03/302280006 Jacksonville University in Florida is set to become the first partner school for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:03:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140228/EDU03/302280006 Senate blocks huge vets benefits bill http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140227/NEWS05/302270033 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. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:35:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140227/NEWS05/302270033 Coast Guard expands tuition assistance to master's degrees http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS03/302250021 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. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:46:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS03/302250021 Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/302210031 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. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:02:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/302210031 U. of Maine system approves in-state tuition for vets http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140221/EDU02/302210014 The University of Maine System is extending in-state tuition rates to all members of the military. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:57:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140221/EDU02/302210014 Deal with credit issues and keep a security clearance http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140219/NEWS/302190011 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. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:19:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140219/NEWS/302190011 Senator looks to close education 'opportunity gap' http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140218/EDU/302180016 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. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:27:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140218/EDU/302180016 Find your niche with new master's degrees http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140212/NEWS/302120023 News from colleges launching new master's degrees around the U.S.: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:08:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140212/NEWS/302120023 Teach yourself a new skill http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140212/EDU03/301310009 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. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:23:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140212/EDU03/301310009 GED test gets overhaul http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140212/NEWS/302120022 The GED test, for decades the brand name for the high school equivalency exam, is about to undergo some changes. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:19:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140212/NEWS/302120022 UAV degrees are hot ticket http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140212/NEWS/302120021 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. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:19:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140212/NEWS/302120021 Tactical Veteran: Save time, money with CLEP exams http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140212/JOBS07/302120016 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. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:13:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140212/JOBS07/302120016 Unanimous approval in U.S. House for in-state tuition for vets http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140211/EDU02/302030029 Lawmakers in a deeply divided House of Representatives can't agree on much anymore, but they're unanimous on at least one thing: Veterans shouldn't be stuck with out-of-state tuition costs at public universities. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:59:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140211/EDU02/302030029 VA launches new online college comparison tool http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140205/EDU03/302050017 The Veterans Affairs Department has unveiled a new way for student veterans to quickly get important information about schools they're considering attending. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:17:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140205/EDU03/302050017 Senate vote to come soon on massive veterans' bill http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140204/NEWS/302040027 The Senate is poised to vote on a sweeping veterans' benefits bill that addresses the gamut from education to military retirement pay reductions. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:51:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140204/NEWS/302040027 Withering field: Plant science students needed to regrow horticulture http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140131/EDU03/301310012 Coming from image-conscious professionals who prefer to gush about the beauty of flowers and the joys of growing vegetables, the words were downright shocking: 'Horticulture is under siege.' Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:49:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140131/EDU03/301310012 Columbia College names new president http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140131/EDU03/301310011 Columbia College has named its 17th president. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:45:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140131/EDU03/301310011 4 tips for vets from SVA's new chief http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140131/EDU03/301310008 Student Veterans of America's new president and chief executive officer, D. Wayne Robinson, has big plans for the group's future. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:23:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140131/EDU03/301310008 Bidens laud partnerships between firms, colleges http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140131/EDU03/301310007 Recalling his days as an upstate New York college student, Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit Wednesday that it seemed back then that the region's major employers like Eastman Kodak, Bausch and Lomb and Xerox would go strong forever. But Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:04:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140131/EDU03/301310007 Academic credits for military training don't always get you closer to a degree http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140116/EDU/301160015 If a school accepts a year or two worth of academic credit based on your military experience, does that really mean you'll get your degree a year or two more quickly? Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:53:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140116/EDU/301160015 Proposed MOU would require TA schools to be eligible for civilian financial aid program http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140116/EDU02/301160013 The Pentagon is pushing a quality-control proposal that would shut out of the military tuition assistance program any colleges and universities that are ineligible for civilian federal financial aid. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:00:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140116/EDU02/301160013 Balancing school and deployment http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131217/EDU/312170010 Barbara Rutter loves a challenge. She excelled in one of the most challenging degree programs at Southern Arkansas University while serving in what she dubs the most difficult branch of the U.S. military. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:28:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131217/EDU/312170010 Schools open campuses in booming markets abroad http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131217/EDU03/312170007 Call it a twist on college study abroad. After a few false starts, U.S. colleges and universities are setting up campuses in booming markets overseas. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:18:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131217/EDU03/312170007 Education briefs http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131217/EDU03/312170005 U.S. military veterans, regardless of where they live, can qualify for in-state tuition from any of Michigan's public universities after three schools agreed to change their policies. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:49:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131217/EDU03/312170005 Fast degrees for troops http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131217/EDU03/312170008 Kaplan University is offering associate degrees to trained military medics after just four or five online classes. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:31:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131217/EDU03/312170008 Aviation schools prepare for boom in drone jobs http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131212/EDU/312120002 A growing number of American students are eager to cash in on expected boom market for drone operators after more unmanned aircraft become legal to fly in U.S. airspace, which could happen in the next few years. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:17:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131212/EDU/312120002 Vets groups launch in-state tuition map http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131203/EDU03/312030016 Know you're getting out of the military, but don't know where you'll land? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:06:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131203/EDU03/312030016 Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131111/EDU04/311110003 Hundreds of schools vied for a spot in our latest rankings. Find out how they measure up under tuition assistance and GI Bill, plus academic measures, veterans services and more. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:21:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131111/EDU04/311110003 Va. senator proposes improved education for vets http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131108/NEWS05/311080001 Sen. Tim Kaine is proposing legislation to improve the quality of education and training for veterans and members of the military. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 07:27:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131108/NEWS05/311080001 New privately run 'GI Bill' site could raise concerns http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131022/NEWS/310220022 Little more than a year after government officials took over the private website www.gibill.com, saying that it misled veterans, a new website has popped up that may renew similar concerns. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:03:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131022/NEWS/310220022 Tuition assistance safe, DoD says http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131018/EDU02/310180010 Amid the ongoing turmoil over future defense spending, the Pentagon's top budget officer says tuition assistance money for troops is not on the chopping block. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:59:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131018/EDU02/310180010 Cyberdegrees and certifications: Which ones will land you a job? http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131004/EDU03/310040027 Meet Kevin M. Stoffell, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSEP, ISSMP, CISA, CEH, CSEP, PMP. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:28:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131004/EDU03/310040027 UAV degrees take wing http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131004/EDU03/310040026 Secured inside a room you need a U.S. passport to enter, a modern arcade of war machines is a gamer's paradise: comfortable captain's chair, four monitors, joystick with a 'fire' button, keyboard and throttle. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:24:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131004/EDU03/310040026 Mich. college to make loan payments for low-earning grads http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131004/EDU03/310040028 Students at one Michigan college soon won't need to worry about making student loan payments if they don't land a well-paying job right after graduation. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:21:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131004/EDU03/310040028 Study abroad offers many advantages - and GI Bill can cover it http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131004/EDU02/310040024 If you're going to college, you have probably seen postings around campus or advertisements in the course catalog offering you the incredible experience of studying abroad. Your first thought may be, ' Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:02:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131004/EDU02/310040024 New program coaches student vets on helping peers http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131004/EDU03/310040021 Kognito Interactive, working with Student Veterans of America, has released a new virtual training program to guide student veterans on how to help peers who are having trouble adjusting to college life. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:38:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131004/EDU03/310040021