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Combat Readied Veteran for Classroom

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

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Student Veterans Avoid Reduced Housing Allowance. For Now.

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

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Former U.S. Representative Reyes: Preserve the Good For-Profit Schools

Silvestre Reyes, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2013 representing Texas's 16th district, writes in this blog post for The Hill that Congress should not be eager to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak, when it comes to for-profit universities.

Reyes, a U.S. Army veteran who was wounded in the Vietnam War, believes that access to good for-profit schools, such as American Military University, is a benefit to current and former military personnel looking to expand their education:

Ensure Opportunity for Military and Veterans to Attend Top-Tier For-Profit Schools

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How You Can Prepare for an Unintended School Absence

By Craig Gilman
Faculty member with American Military University

Sometimes… life happens. It doesn’t matter how well or how far in advance you plan, some things simply cannot be anticipated. While this is true for anyone, for those serving in the military, odds are life will happen sooner, rather than later. Whether you have finally signed up for that first class or are only a couple of classes away from graduation, life simply does not care. However, if you take the right attitude and approach, your professors and university should.

Robert Maxwell, Medal of Honor recipient who fell on grenade to save lives, dies at 98