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2012 American Education Week

2012 American Education Week

The Legion’s American Education Week brochure provides ways posts can support youth throughout the week, Nov. 11-17.

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House passes student-veteran protection bill

House passes student-veteran protection bill

Legion backed legislation to protect GI Bill beneficiaries approved by U.S. House of Representatives.

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VR&E benefits may be better call than GI Bill

VR&E benefits may be better call than GI Bill

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment benefits may provide higher monthly allowance.

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For-profit schools defend themselves

For-profit schools defend themselves

Legion roundtable provides forum for educators to dispute critical congressional report.

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Roundtable to assess veterans education

Roundtable to assess veterans education

The American Legion’s Education Roundtable will meet today to discuss the for-profit school issue and other pending legislation.

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Concern about for-profit schools justified

Concern about for-profit schools justified

For-profit schools exploit veterans to manipulate regulations, says Senate committee report.

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Legion testifies on executive order impact

Legion testifies on executive order impact

President Obama’s executive order aimed at predatory for-profit schools may not go far enough.

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Symposium focuses on student veterans

Symposium focuses on student veterans

The American Legion hosted a "Veterans on Campus" education symposium in Washington to discuss on-campus services and support for student veterans.

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SVA conference combats vet unemployment

SVA conference combats vet unemployment

The American Legion showed its support for the organization that aims to help veterans succeed in the classroom.

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GI Bill changes for fall semester

GI Bill changes for fall semester

Legislation includes Guardsmen in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit and gives financial aid for non-degree granting programs.

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Roundtable to tackle challenges for vets

Roundtable to tackle challenges for vets

Changes in Post-9/11 GI Bill among discussion points during Veterans Education Roundtable Aug. 25 in Minneapolis.

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Legion briefed on schools investigation

Legion briefed on schools investigation

Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa shares findings of an investigation into 30 for-profit academic institutions, conducted by the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee.

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Legion attends for-profit schools roundtable

Legion attends for-profit schools roundtable

Only two of 30 schools investigated send representatives to the meeting hosted by Sen. Tom Harkin.

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Tuition cap doesn't affect current students

Tuition cap doesn't affect current students

GI Bill "grandfather clause" exempts veterans currently attending school from $17,500 tuition cap.

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Legion outraged by many for-profit schools

Legion outraged by many for-profit schools

The American Legion is expressing concern over repeated revelations of the alleged victimization of student veterans.

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Legion testifies on GI Bill inequities

Legion testifies on GI Bill inequities

Staff also condemns small-business fraud before House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

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Veterans On Campus set for March 20

Veterans On Campus set for March 20

Annual event will meet in D.C. before the Legion’s Washington Conference to discuss topics concerning veterans and their educational pursuits.

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Legion, SVA sponsor education symposium

Legion, SVA sponsor education symposium

Veterans on Campus focuses on 'bridging the gap' for veterans enrolling in academic institutions.

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New automated system in place for GI Bill

New automated system in place for GI Bill

Department of Veterans Affairs’ new system delivering faster, more accurate payments to veterans using Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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VA streamlines GI Bill benefits processing

VA streamlines GI Bill benefits processing

Processing time for benefits claims has been reduced from 48 to 13 days for new student enrollments.

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Legion wins fight for GI Bill changes

Legion wins fight for GI Bill changes

The American Legion joined other veterans service organizations in lobbying for a bill that stands to expand and improve GI Bill benefits.

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Legion attends GI Bill enrollment ceremony

Legion attends GI Bill enrollment ceremony

Legislation will enable up to 400,000 new previously ineligible veterans to receive this benefit.

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GI Bill changes in limbo as Senate recesses

GI Bill changes in limbo as Senate recesses

S. 3447 currently sits with an absent Senate. The bill would add significant improvements to the current education benefit legislation.

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The Defensive Line of Duty

The Defensive Line of Duty

It was always Kevin Bush’s dream to attend Indiana University and play football there. A 14-month tour in Iraq helped make it happen.

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Legion reaches out to college campuses

Legion reaches out to college campuses

Legion’s Economic director offers organization’s help during National Association of Veteran Program Administrators Conference in Las Vegas.

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Legion: GI Bill needs non-degree coverage

Legion: GI Bill needs non-degree coverage

Many veterans have decided to pursue vocational school or job training after serving, and The American Legion thinks the Post-9/11 GI Bill should cover them.

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GI Bill work 'remains unfinished'

GI Bill work 'remains unfinished'

Foster calls for Congress to pass GI Bill improvements before recessing.

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Fostering understanding on campus

Fostering understanding on campus

Legion symposium attempts to breed an understanding between the academic community and veterans moving onto college.

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Veterans are welcome on campus

Veterans are welcome on campus

Whether through enlightenment or guilt, military veterans walking onto college campuses today can expect warm welcomes.

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Education symposium to focus on vets

Education symposium to focus on vets

The American Legion and Student Veterans of America are co-sponsoring a "Veterans on Campus" event Aug. 26-27 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.

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