airforcetimes.com http://www.airforcetimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, airforcetimes.com SaxoTech Online Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:29:59 -0400 15 Colleges are for sale but they continue to recruit on bases http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140718/EDU/307180061 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. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:40:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140718/EDU/307180061 U.S. to review University of Phoenix records http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140715/EDU03/307150063 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. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:31:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140715/EDU03/307150063 Ohio colleges team up on drone programs http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140714/EDU/307140047 Ohio State University said it will partner with a southwest Ohio community college to position students at both institutions for careers in drone technology. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:33:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140714/EDU/307140047 VA faulted for delays in G.I. Bill student benefits http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140714/EDU02/307140031 Nearly 80,000 veterans eligible for the new G.I. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:37:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140714/EDU02/307140031 Corinthian tells students they'll be able to finish degrees http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140711/EDU/307110044 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. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:51:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140711/EDU/307110044 Indiana University aims to help students graduate on time http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140711/EDU03/307110041 Indiana University has started a new office aimed at helping more students graduate on time at all the school's campuses across the state. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:08:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140711/EDU03/307110041 Georgia college offers online business degree http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140708/EDU03/307080069 The University of Georgia's business school has launched an online business degree program. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:11:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140708/EDU03/307080069 Online degree program's flexibility pays off for officer http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140701/EDU/307010059 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. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:32:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140701/EDU/307010059 STEM skills more important to employers than bachelor's degree, study indicates http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140701/EDU/307010055 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. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:45:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140701/EDU/307010055 ACT to 'polish' how scores reported for admissions exam http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140701/EDU/307010057 The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports students' scores. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:42:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140701/EDU/307010057 Community colleges shorten their names http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140630/EDU/306300030 Small but growing numbers of community colleges are moving to drop the word 'community' from their name, inspiring a sometimes passionate parsing of its meaning. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:23:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140630/EDU/306300030 UCLA officials propose diversity class requirement http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140630/EDU03/306300029 University of California, Los Angeles officials are proposing that most undergraduate students be required to take a class in racial cultural, gender or religious diversity in order to graduate. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:54:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140630/EDU03/306300029 Project will try to evaluate what college students learn http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140630/EDU03/306300028 Nine states will participate in a project to determine how well college students are reaching certain educational goals, according to an announcement by the two groups leading the program. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:26:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140630/EDU03/306300028 College degree still has more earning power, study says http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140624/EDU03/306240080 Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:07:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140624/EDU03/306240080 Corinthian Colleges, U.S. in tentative agreement http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140624/EDU03/306240078 Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Education Department have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit education company to receive an immediate $16 million in federal student aid funds and keep operating. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:05:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140624/EDU03/306240078 GI Bill benefit unlikely to be cut, acting VA secretary says http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140623/EDU02/306230046 Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said he 'can't imagine' lawmakers cutting back on veterans education benefits in the near future even with the continued fiscal pressures facing Congress. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:55:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140623/EDU02/306230046 Obama: Post-9/11 GI Bill keeps promise to newest vets http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140620/NEWS01/306200067 The GI Bill, celebrating its 70th anniversary, has had a huge positive impact on the lives of millions of veterans over the years. President Obama says the generous Post-9/11 GI Bill continues to transform lives as one of the 'smartest investments' the nation has ever made. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 09:21:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140620/NEWS01/306200067 Naval War College holds graduation http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140620/NEWS/306200075 More than 350 military officers and government employees have graduated from the Naval War College. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:38:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140620/NEWS/306200075 Community colleges to offer quick business degree http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140617/EDU03/306170052 College students typically complete a specific number of credits in a certain amount of time to earn a degree - whether it's an associate or a doctorate. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:08:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140617/EDU03/306170052 Ohio law seeks to help vets get education, jobs http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140617/EDU03/306170051 The governor has signed a bill aimed at improving military veterans' and service members' access to higher education and jobs. It's also intended to help prevent military identity fraud and theft. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:28:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140617/EDU03/306170051 Soldier's widow stirs up career after return to college http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140609/EDU/306090049 Just call Spartanburg Community College graduate Lindsay Posey the iron-willed chef. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:02:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140609/EDU/306090049 Same-sex military spouses get in-state UNC tuition http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140609/EDU/306090043 The University of North Carolina system has directed that in-state tuition be charged to the same-sex spouses of military personnel as long as the couple married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:51:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140609/EDU/306090043 More companies hiring new MBAs http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140609/EDU/306090042 People who just earned their MBA have another reason to celebrate: 86 percent of U.S. companies with business school recruiters plan to hire MBA graduates in 2014, up from 81 percent in 2013 and 51 percent in 2009 during the economic downturn. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:50:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140609/EDU/306090042 Vets' advocates push for more student loan protections http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140604/EDU02/306040085 For many veterans attending college, student debt ultimately will become 'one of the largest inhibiting factors' to their long-term career success, a veterans' advocate told Senate lawmakers Wednesday. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:43:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140604/EDU02/306040085 Syracuse launches vet student study http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140528/EDU/305280069 Syracuse University's veterans research arm has launched a new study to learn more about the experiences of vets in higher education, and the group is calling for student vets across the country to participate. Wed, 28 May 2014 16:13:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140528/EDU/305280069 3 generations - including an Army vet - graduate with honors http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140527/EDU03/305270047 It would have been special if the Collins family had just one graduate to celebrate this spring. Tue, 27 May 2014 17:05:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140527/EDU03/305270047 Federal action expected to boost solar education http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140527/EDU03/305270042 Hundreds of students intent on finding work in the solar energy industry have graduated from four-month and two-year programs at Red Rocks Community College since 2008. Tue, 27 May 2014 15:29:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140527/EDU03/305270042 60,000 troops, vets to receive money in student loan deal http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140513/EDU02/305130056 The country's largest student loan providers will pay out $60 million to U.S. troops and veterans for unfair lending practices under a proposed settlement announced by the Justice and Education departments Tuesday. Wed, 14 May 2014 09:28:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140513/EDU02/305130056 Data lacking on success outcomes for student vets http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140513/NEWS/305130063 Prospective students and the public have more information now than ever on how well schools perform in educating veterans, and at what cost. Tue, 13 May 2014 17:22:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140513/NEWS/305130063 Colleges feel their way with open online courses http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140513/EDU03/305130050 It has been a reality check for Massive Open Online Courses. Tue, 13 May 2014 13:13:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140513/EDU03/305130050 Student veterans group has 1,000 chapters http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140513/EDU/305130049 Student Veterans of America announced that it reached the 1,000-chapter mark in April with the addition of a chapter at Florida's Saint Leo University. Tue, 13 May 2014 13:04:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140513/EDU/305130049 Georgia online tuition decreasing for 1st time http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140512/EDU03/305120032 Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. Mon, 12 May 2014 14:31:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140512/EDU03/305120032 Ohio bill would give vets college credit for experience http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140505/EDU/305050030 Army veteran Tim Koester hopes proposed state legislation making it easier for veterans to get college credit for their military experience will help others avoid the problems he encountered. Mon, 05 May 2014 11:19:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140505/EDU/305050030 West Point continues domination in cyber event http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140502/EDU/305020042 Punctured firewalls. Denial-of-service attacks. Rampant viruses. Insecure laptops linked to a secured network by general officers with more stars than cyber-sense. Fri, 02 May 2014 11:30:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140502/EDU/305020042 Shipbuilder, university begin degree program for apprentices http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140430/EDU03/304300057 Virginia's largest industrial employer has signed an agreement with Old Dominion University to allow some of its apprentices to earn a bachelor's degree while they complete their apprenticeship program. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:55:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140430/EDU03/304300057 Pa. university reaches out to veterans http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140425/EDU03/304250057 Brian Bengier spent 10 months in Afghanistan in 2008, serving in the National Guard as an infantry soldier until an improvised explosive device exploded 15 feet from the truck he was in, riddling his body with injuries. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:52:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140425/EDU03/304250057 Get paid to graduate from Baltimore school http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140424/EDU03/304240046 There's nothing like free money to motivate you to hit the books - at least, that's what the University of Baltimore hopes. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:03:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140424/EDU03/304240046 Md. university offers federal workers discount http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140423/EDU03/304230043 University of Maryland University College is aiming to boost enrollment with a tuition discount for out-of-state federal employees and their families. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:38:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140423/EDU03/304230043 University to offer technology entrepreneurship program http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140423/EDU03/304230042 Want to create the next Google? The University of Maryland wants to help you get there. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:16:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140423/EDU03/304230042 Nonprofit group hopes to help U.S. students study abroad http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140421/EDU03/304210045 An international education institute is working to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2019, and colleges have pledged to ensure that student veterans and students with disabilities get an opportunity. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:08:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140421/EDU03/304210045 Online college success: Expert advice for preparing & prospering in a virtual space http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140421/EDU/304210029 Active-duty troops and veterans tend to be nontraditional students - more likely to be married, to have children and to hold down a job while going to school. That's why many choose to pursue a degree online. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:32:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140421/EDU/304210029 N.C. community college rate break for vets proposed http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140418/EDU/304180036 GI Bill helps military kid choose her college http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140417/EDU02/304170056 Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140416/EDU02/304160048 Colleges seek to improve chances for students who take remedial classes http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140415/EDU03/304150054 Group hopes to buy house for student veterans http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140408/EDU03/304070045 Cyber warfare research institute to open at West Point http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS04/304070052 Many returning military vets bound for college http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140404/EDU/304040038 Mass. bill expanding vets' education services passes http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140403/NEWS/304030070 Survey: Cost a growing factor in college decisions http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140403/EDU03/304030062 College students often move before graduating, study finds http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140403/NEWS/304030055 Students' jobs pay off tuition at 7 work colleges http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140402/EDU03/304020048 Veteran agriculture program to receive state funds http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140401/EDU/304010040 Irregularities cited in student vet study http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140328/EDU/303280037 High-tech apprentice program expands http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140327/EDU/303270043 Study: Just over half of GI Bill users earn degrees http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140324/EDU/303240024 Veterans learn organic farming in Pa. program http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140320/EDU03/303200062 Concerns grow over funding for professional military education http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS/303170034 Opinion: Critical success factors for online education http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140318/NEWS01/303180039 Energy degrees fuel the boom http://www.airforcetimes.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.airforcetimes.com/article/20140311/EDU/303110045