airforcetimes.com http://www.airforcetimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, airforcetimes.com SaxoTech Online Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:54:10 -0400 15 Mission Family: Free online resources for school year http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140829/BENEFITS07/308290077 While you're getting back into school routines for your children, and perhaps even for yourself, consider some of the free resources the Defense Department provides that can help you with research - and even free tutoring and homework help. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:33:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140829/BENEFITS07/308290077 Upward Bound continues to prepare vets for college http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140826/EDU04/308260064 A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:33:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140826/EDU04/308260064 Underwater robotic research inspires students http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140826/EDU03/308260063 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. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:50:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140826/EDU03/308260063 First-generation college students eager, hopeful http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140826/EDU03/308260062 In the weeks leading up to her first day of college, Lauren Serrano had the typical jitters. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:04:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140826/EDU03/308260062 Air Force eases officer education requirements http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140822/CAREERS03/308210061 The Air Force will no longer consider advanced academic degrees when Line of the Air Force officers are up for promotion to lieutenant colonel and below. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:58:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140822/CAREERS03/308210061 Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140820/EDU/308200044 By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:55:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140820/EDU/308200044 'Not recommended' list of schools draws criticism http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140818/NEWS/308180032 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.' Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140818/NEWS/308180032 Law seeks to expand in-state tuition for all http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140811/NEWS/308110029 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. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:46:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140811/NEWS/308110029 Education Department to ease student loan rules http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140808/EDU/308080061 The Education Department said Thursday it will try to make it easier for students and parents with troubled credit histories to get college loans. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:48:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140808/EDU/308080061 Tactical Veteran: Put school to the test before you enroll http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140805/JOBS07/308050067 Knowing you have GI Bill benefits to cover the cost of tuition for school should make the decision to attend college easier. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:48:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140805/JOBS07/308050067 Poor college grades mean you may have to repay TA http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140804/EDU02/308040013 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. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:24:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140804/EDU02/308040013 Post-9/11 GI Bill turns 5 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140804/BENEFITS/308040033 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. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:34:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140804/BENEFITS/308040033 Interview: Air Force Academy superintendent sounds off on cadet life, CIs, religious tolerance and more http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140803/NEWS/308030019 In her first year as superintendent, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson has steered the Air Force Academy through a government shutdown that grounded flying operations and suspended some classes, a budget crunch, and a scandal that exposed the Air Force Office of Special Investigations' controversial use of cadets as confidential informants who spied on their fellow classmates. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:45:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140803/NEWS/308030019 SOCOM chief McRaven set to become next chancellor for University of Texas System http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290086 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. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:07:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290086 Most popular colleges: What to know before you go http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/EDU/308040012 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. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:22:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/EDU/308040012 Grant helps launch nursing program for veterans http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/EDU03/307280037 A $1 million federal grant to the University of Michigan-Flint will assist military veterans in earning an accelerated degree in nursing. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:02:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/EDU03/307280037 Online university to give discount to community college grads http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/EDU03/307280036 Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:55:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/EDU03/307280036 Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/EDU03/307280035 Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:54:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140728/EDU03/307280035 DoD tightens tuition assistance rules http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/EDU02/307250054 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. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:36:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140725/EDU02/307250054 College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS05/307230064 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. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:58:00 -0400 http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS05/307230064 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