HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The first four of the female enlisted sailors selected for the Navy’s “silent service” began training this week at submarine school in Groton, the latest milestone in the elimination of one of the U.S. military’s few remaining gender barriers.
The barracks at the Navy base have been reconfigured for privacy, but officials say the first co-ed class of enlisted recruits is not being received differently from any others. Continue Reading
By Jon Krenek
The (Kankakee) Daily Journal, Kankakee, Ill.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Can you spot Josh Carlile’s students? The Manteno Middle School science teacher’s class might be hiding in the shrubs outside in camouflage to demonstrate how animals hide themselves from predators.
The ecology lesson is just one way Carlile, 29, of Bourbonnais, can engage his students, compliments of his military service in Kuwait and Afghanistan. Continue Reading
By Marty McKee
Editor, In Military Education
The American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the House Armed Services Committee worked hard last week to prevent veteran students on the GI Bill from losing some of their basic housing allowances.
Despite all the lobbying, however, the collaboration among organizations and committees accomplished only a temporary fix. Continue Reading
By Matthew C. Peeling
Online education is here to stay and in a big way.
Many critics speak about the credibility of online education. They speak about how online schools are taking advantage of students. They speak about how online universities are degrading the traditional education system.
But the fact is that private for-profit and non-profit online education systems are a rapidly growing industry. Continue Reading
When learning anything new–whether it’s paddleboarding, cooking, or rocket science–you’re certain to experience disappointment, maybe even a little embarrassment or pain.
But as Kim Bessolo, a member of American Military University’s faculty, tells us in this article for BlogHer, not only is that a normal experience, it’s also a positive sign of growth.
Bumps, Bruises, and Other Sure Signs You Are Learning Continue Reading