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  1. Middle and high school teachers get a close-up look at a glider that scientists will use to research the behavior of penguins and how ocean conditions affect them and their food source. The project is one example of the educational opportunities available to students at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. Mark R. Sullivan/Gannett

    Underwater robotic research inspires students

    In the cold waters off Antarctica, a solitary, yellow glider named the 'Blue Hen' keeps track of the penguins that graduate student Megan Cimino monitors from a lab in Lewes.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  2. First-generation college students eager, hopeful

    In the weeks leading up to her first day of college, Lauren Serrano had the typical jitters.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
    • EDUCATION /

    Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need

    By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  3. 'Not recommended' list of schools draws criticism

    For years, public officials and organizations have warned veterans not to waste their education benefits at bad schools. But those warnings have almost always neglected to detail which schools are 'bad.'

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  4. Law seeks to expand in-state tuition for all

    A bill signed into law by President Obama on Aug. 7, dedicated primarily to overhauling veterans' health care, also includes a major victory for education advocates.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
    • EDUCATION /

    Education Department to ease student loan rules

    The Education Department said Thursday it will try to make it easier for students and parents with troubled credit histories to get college loans.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  5. Tactical Veteran: Put school to the test before you enroll

    Knowing you have GI Bill benefits to cover the cost of tuition for school should make the decision to attend college easier.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  6. University of Maryland University College military students participate in a class discussion at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The military is applying new rules on how troops can use tuition assistance money to further their off-duty personal education. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Poor college grades mean you may have to repay TA

    Troops may begin to think twice before tapping tuition assistance benefits starting this fall when new Pentagon rules will require more service members who get bad grades to repay their tuition money with out-of-pocket cash.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  7. Post-9/11 GI Bill turns 5

    Seventy years ago, the original GI Bill provided a bridge to the middle class for veterans returning from war who may have otherwise found limited opportunity in the civilian world.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  8. Adm. William H. McRaven is seen delivering the commencement address in May at The University of Texas at Austin. The Associated Press

    SOCOM chief McRaven set to become next chancellor for University of Texas System

    University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
    • EDUCATION /
    Spc. Bradley Darnell, an Army food service specialist, shaved a semester off his associate degree from Central Texas College with credit for his military training. Lance Rosenfield

    Most popular colleges: What to know before you go

    Schools known for their flexible learning options are by far the most popular among both active-duty service members using tuition assistance and veterans and their dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, government data show.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  9. Grant helps launch nursing program for veterans

    A $1 million federal grant to the University of Michigan-Flint will assist military veterans in earning an accelerated degree in nursing.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  10. Online university to give discount to community college grads

    Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  11. Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

    Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  12. DoD tightens tuition assistance rules

    Force-wide changes to the military's Tuition Assistance program may require troops to pay back their TA money if they perform poorly in class.

    • Jul. 25, 2014
  13. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill. T.J. Kirkpatrick / Getty Images

    College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire

    Senators and student veteran leaders are working to dissuade would-be college students from using GI Bill funds to enroll at WyoTech and Heald, criticizing the schools' recent recruiting actions as irresponsible and predatory.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
    • EDUCATION /

    Colleges are for sale but they continue to recruit on bases

    Their college campuses are for sale and they're under attack from federal regulators, but that hasn't stopped a pair of for-profit schools from recruiting new students at military bases.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  14. U.S. to review University of Phoenix records

    Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Education Department will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
    • EDUCATION /
    Pilot Jake Stoltz, left, and Trevor Woods of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota remotely pilot a Draganflyer X4ES drone during a conference last month. They were demonstrating possible law enforcement applications. The unmanned aerial systems field is expected to be a $90 billion industry by 2025, according to some experts. Bruce Crummy/ / The Associated Press

    Ohio colleges team up on drone programs

    Ohio State University said it will partner with a southwest Ohio community college to position students at both institutions for careers in drone technology.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  15. VA faulted for delays in G.I. Bill student benefits

    Nearly 80,000 veterans eligible for the new G.I.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
    • EDUCATION /
    An Everest Institute location in an office building in Silver Spring, Md., is one of a dozen campuses that for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. is closing. Jose Luis Magana/ / The Associated Press

    Corinthian tells students they'll be able to finish degrees

    A for-profit education company is trying to reassure nervous students that they'll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses are being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  16. Indiana University aims to help students graduate on time

    Indiana University has started a new office aimed at helping more students graduate on time at all the school's campuses across the state.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  17. Georgia college offers online business degree

    The University of Georgia's business school has launched an online business degree program.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
    • EDUCATION /
    The modern comforts and technological advances of online education are allowing more people to get degrees when life prevents or discourages a trip back to a brick-and-mortar school. Damian Dovarganes/The Associated Press

    Online degree program's flexibility pays off for officer

    When Maj. Chris Costello of the Pennsylvania National Guard received his fourth overseas deployment in a decade, this time to Kuwait in 2012, he decided to go back to school in the Arabian Desert.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
    • EDUCATION /

    STEM skills more important to employers than bachelor's degree, study indicates

    High school graduates with a background in science, technology, engineering and math are in higher demand in the job market than college grads without such skill, according to a new Brookings Institution study.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
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