Diverse Military
by Chris Knight

SARANAC LAKE — The head of the Department of Labor and other state officials took questions and comments from parents, guidance counselors and North Country Community College faculty and staff Tuesday during a round-table discussion on New York’s new Excelsior Scholarship program. Enacted earlier this year, the program provides free tuition at the state’s two- […]

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by Julie Tucker

The William & Mary School of Education has been chosen to establish a Troops to Teachers center in Virginia to help military veterans and soon-to-be veterans become K-12 teachers, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced last week. The $400,000 grant was awarded through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), a U.S. Department of Defense […]

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by Associated Press

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — The company that owns one of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains is changing its name. DeVry Education Group, which owns DeVry University, announced Wednesday that it will now be called Adtalem Global Education. Company CEO Lisa Wardell said the new name “makes clear our purpose to empower students and our […]

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by Elise M. Ciregna and Esten Perez

Education data scientists from Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) hosted dozens of their peers from colleges and universities across the country late last month to discuss emerging challenges in research and design of digital higher education programs. Digital learning produced at Harvard has had a far-reaching impact, both globally […]

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Helping Service Members Finish

Helping Service Members Finish

by Jonathan Smith, Georgia State University

Every year, over half a million military service members and veterans enroll in undergraduate institutions. Only about half leave with a certificate or degree. Getting a college degree can help graduates get jobs and earn higher wages, but veterans and active military service members may face obstacles on their way to degree completion. Along with […]

Accept Military Credits

by The Denver Post Editorial Board

Coloradans should take heart that a bill moving through the legislature would make it easier for veterans to translate military training into college credit. As parents and educators of traditional college students know all too well, sometimes even small roadblocks can get in the way of graduation, and the status quo for veterans contains more […]

Year-Round Pell Grants: A Step Forward

Year-Round Pell Grants: A Step Forward

by Journal Ediotrial Board

We’re in agreement with two prominent Carolina Republican legislators who have announced their support for making Pell grants accessible year-round. U.S. Rep. Mark Walker of Greensboro and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina support not only the continuation of the Pell grant program, but also asked that the program be accessible once again year-round, […]