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April 10, 2013
News for education professionals

  Education Watch 
  • Colleges focus on helping military veterans transition to campus life
    Military veterans returning from war zones and entering the college classroom have different needs and priorities than their fellow students, officials say. Veterans face several challenges, including navigating financial-aid programs, supporting their families while going back to school and feeling disconnected from the college experience. Colleges, such as Indiana University, have launched specific support services for veterans to help ease their transition into college. The Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model) (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Graduate programs help meet growing need for STEM teachers
    There has been an increase in the number of graduate schools offering teacher-certification programs to professionals working in science, technology, engineering and math fields. For example, the University of Akron in Ohio, with support from the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, offers a two-year track in which career-changers are immersed in a classroom setting from the beginning. U.S. News & World Report (4/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership Spotlight 
  • Report: Faculty salaries are keeping pace with inflation
    Full-time faculty-member salaries are keeping up with inflation, according to a new report by the American Association of University Professors. The overall average salary increased by 1.7% in 2012-13. Salaries at private institutions rose 2.4% for all faculty, while those working at public universities saw an average salary increase of 1.3%. This year marks the first time that the average salary of a full professor at the country's five top-paying universities topped $200,000. (4/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Financial Focus 
  • Lawmakers question when military tuition assistance will be restored
    Military tuition assistance funding, eliminated under sequestration, later was restored by U.S. lawmakers. Now, however, some senators are questioning why the restoration of the funding, which helps military personnel pay for college, is taking so long. In a letter sent to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, lawmakers asked why the government has "not yet taken action to restore tuition assistance for service members." Stars and Stripes (3/27) , Government Executive (4/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Eye on Policy 
  • Deal aimed at easing transfers to private colleges in Ga.
    An agreement between the Georgia Independent College Association and the state's technical college system will offer students graduating from the state's community and technical colleges -- with a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher -- guaranteed admission to 19 private colleges. The agreement also allows students to receive transfer credits for courses they pass with a C or higher. While some are critical of the deal, Stephen Katsinas, director of the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama, said it represents a "significant step forward for students in the Peach State." (4/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Strayer News 
  • Strayer University President on job creation
    An opinion article by Strayer University President Michael Plater, Ph.D., about the link between higher education and jobs was published in the Morning Call recently. Dr. Plater cites federal employment data, which shows that college graduates have lower unemployment and higher wages than those without a college degree. In addition, Dr. Plater emphasizes the importance of investing in educational technologies, developing partnerships between the corporate and academic world, and recognizing the skills that working adults have acquired in their life experiences. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Career Guides now available at Strayer University campuses!
    New Business and Technology Career Guides are now offered at Strayer University campuses across the nation. These guides offer insight into Strayer's programs as well as job market insights to prospective students. Produced with our students' information needs in mind, this magazine features actionable tips and valuable resources that any student/career climber can use to stay informed and advance their career. The guide enables prospective students to keep current on Strayer University's faculty, alumni interviews and degrees. Interested students should tour a local campus to pick up their guide! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  In the Community 
  • Calif. community colleges prepare students for college-level classes
    Victor Valley College in California is one of several schools in the state reaching out to high schools to help identify students who may struggle with college-level math and English, and help get them into programs that will prepare them for those classes once they leave high school. School officials say the goal is to have fewer college students struggling to advance because they can't get through their core classes, and to have fewer college students starting out in remedial classes. San Bernardino County Sun (Calif.) (4/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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