Traumatic brain injury often causes trouble with concentration, reading comprehension and memory — the very things that would likely prevent academic success. For veterans attempting to navigate the rhythms of college life, they can spell disaster.
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Student veterans tell us how much they love the benefits offered to them in the Post-9/11 GI Bill. But those benefits still can’t guarantee success — especially on campuses unprepared to serve students returning from war.
“If the current GI Bill wasn’t an option, I would be one of the many veterans who are currently unemployed or struggling with a low-income job. The GI Bill is helping me build a future in work and in life.”
Nearly 5 years after the Post-9/11 GI Bill went into effect, there’s no authoritative data on its progress. But this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs and student-veteran groups are pairing up to change that.
Talk about student loans usually conjures images of 20-somethings struggling to make their payments as they find steady work. But of the $900-plus billion in student loan debt in the U.S., more than a third is held by people over age 40 — and they’re having a harder time paying it back.
For the parents of the millions of kids who play contact sports, all that research and news coverage boils down to one simple question: Should I let my child play?
We asked about people’s experiences with bullying. The voices we heard told a collective story of bullying as a universal: among siblings, in the classroom, at the office; consciously and unconsciously; through passive silence and aggressive participation.
In Addison Jones’ middle school, bullying is pervasive. Now, her family wonders if it’s time to consider moving to a new school.
Teachers and educators around the country tell us how they teach climate change and climate science in their classrooms. More at pbs.org.