U.S. Military Members Heading Back to School Are Highlighted in Newest Stars and Stripes Education Guide

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Created for the growing number of servicemembers who are pursuing an education, the Stars and Stripes Education Guide focuses on the challenges these new students face and what many colleges and universities are doing to ensure a seamless transition into the classroom.

Stars and Stripes Education Guide
Returning to civilian life after military service can be challenging ... the Education Guide offers examples of what many colleges and universities are doing to ensure that veterans experience a more seamless transition into the classroom.

From completing coursework while deployed in a combat zone, to adjusting to life on campus, the newest edition of the Stars and Stripes Education Guide highlights the problems many veterans faces while working toward a degree.

According to VA, the number of people using the Post 9/11 GI Bill hit almost 650,000 in 2012, which is more than a 16% increase from the previous year. The drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan have forced colleges and universities to rethink the ways in which they can provide assistance to the unique group of men and women who are coming home and heading back to school.

"Returning to civilian life after military service can be challenging enough on its own. Going back to school and adjusting to campus life adds another layer of difficulty to this transition. The Education Guide offers examples of what many colleges and universities are doing to ensure that veterans experience a more seamless transition into the classroom,” said Sean Moores, whose team created the Education Guide.

The Stars and Stripes Education Guide will be distributed at no cost inside the daily Stars and Stripes newspaper and at education centers and other military base locations across the globe. The Education Guide is also available in a searchable PDF online at http://www.stripes.com/special-pubs/education-guide.

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