Diverse Military
by Heather Huber

Soldiers crowded into the Staff Sgt. Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center Wednesday morning to take part in the Fort Campbell Education Center Education and Veteran resources Fair the theme was “Achieving Excellence While Serving.” About 20 agencies, including the Veteran Service Organization and TRICARE, filled the lobby with tables, while upstairs representatives from […]

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by Benjamin Krause

Ashford University announced this week that it will no longer accept veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill under an agreement to temporarily suspend such enrollment. The decision was made after a lengthy and ongoing dispute between Ashford University and the Department of Veterans Affairs due to its physical location in the state of Iowa. The […]

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by Scott Eidler

Full accreditation has been restored to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, nearly a year and a half after it was placed on warning for missing five of 14 academic benchmarks, academy officials said. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a Philadelphia-based nongovernmental group that assesses the performance of educational institutions, acted […]

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by Council of Military Educators of Washington State

The Council of Military Educators of Washington state held their seventh annual conference inside Stone Education Center’s auditorium on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Monday. Representatives from a variety of schools, military education programs and counselors met to discuss what’s working and what needs and improvements are needed to provide service members and veterans with educational opportunities. […]

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Cutting Aviation Benefit

by Jason Johns, Tracey Cooper-Harris and Christopher Neiweem

Members of Congress like to use the term “heroes” on a routine basis when describing veterans. So it is shocking to discover that behind the scenes some members of the House Veterans Committee are seeking to significantly cut assistance for veterans pursuing valuable careers in commercial aviation. Currently, there are thousands of veterans enrolled in […]

Jobless Stats

by Dan Goldenberg

Month after month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that U.S. veterans are doing better than non-veterans in the job market. In October, the BLS indicated that veteran unemployment was just 2.7%, compared to 3.8% for non-vets. However, these figures paint an incomplete picture of what’s really going on. As executive director of […]

Disrupt Higher Education

by John Bardo

Yes, things are changing rapidly in higher education, and they need to. The evidence is as close as Sedgwick County, where Wichita Area Technical College and Wichita State University have received final approval for a historic affiliation. The resulting evolution of WATC into the WSU Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology helps Wichita State grow […]