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Taking brain injury from combat to campus

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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.

Veterans: Help improve reporting on veterans

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Yellow ribbons and a 'welcome home' sign await 75 National Guardsmen returning to Davenport, Iowa, from Iraq in November 2011 after a yearlong deployment.   [Photo by Mira Oberman | AFP/Getty Images]

If you served in the U.S. military, your expertise can help reporters tell the story of the modern veteran experience. Here are a few specific ways your experience can help others understand this generation of veterans.

PINcast Epsiode 11: Underwater robotics on a shoestring budget

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We talk to Michigan Radio’s Sarah Alvarez. She just finished working on a five-part series about the education system in Stockbrige, Mich., a small town about an hour away from Ann Arbor, where the schools are operating on a shoestring budget and the students are getting creative with their learning.

Using PIN to talk about race gaps and ‘Losing Ground’ in Colorado

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A forum of community activists, political leaders, and journalists on race and economic disparities hosted by Colorado Public Radio and The I-News Network on April 25, 2012 at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver. 
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Colorado Public Radio has been reporting on race gaps in Colorado in partnership with I-News Network, a nonprofit investigative news service. I-News studied census data from 1960 to 2010 and found that blacks and Latinos are falling behind whites in education, income and homeownership. It’s an important story because Colorado was once a national model for minority progress.

Student veterans: What’s your story?

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U.S. military veterans wait to meet potential employers at a job and GI Bill fair on the campus of Rutgers University in March 2012. (Photo by John Moore | Getty Images)

We want your help telling the story of the student veteran experience. Tell us what it’s been like to transition from the military to the classroom. What’s been easy? What’s been difficult? How is the GI Bill working for you?