Former Marine Richard Gilbert is learning to live every day with the effects of traumatic brain injury. Going back to college and moving in with his girlfriend have presented particular challenges.
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Meg Mitcham helps colleges and universities learn how to best serve the new generation of veterans in their classrooms. In this interview, she recalls her own rocky trip through college that began just days after she returned from Iraq.
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.
After seven years of serving in the Army, Sgt. Danielle Adams joined the Army Reserve, and, using her GI Bill benefits, she is completing her degree in political science.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting the work being done in partner newsrooms receiving Public Insight Network engagement funding. This week, Prairie Public Broadcasting launched its anti-bullying engagement project with a query to 450 school superintendents, principals and counselors across North Dakota.
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.
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?
“I deployed twice to Iraq as a student and I was away for three semesters each time. Each time I came back, it was hard to get back the momentum I once had.”
Almost one-fifth of all American households are dealing with some form of student loan debt, according to a recent Pew study. But what effects will an improving economy have on debt?
With Budget Hero’s relaunch this week, some University of Maryland students were among the first to play the online game’s new Election Edition in hopes of putting federal spending on a more sustainable path, even if it meant serious personal sacrifices.