Veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan are enrolling at for-profit colleges and some of those companies operating on campus “appear to be taking advantage of a loophole.” That loophole lets the companies count GI Bill benefits as non-federal (non-taxpayer) money, according to a report released earlier today from Senator Tom Harkin, chairmen of the Senate Health, Education and Labor Pensions (HELP) Committee.
Veterans can receive the full cost of a college education under the GI Bill, but recently funds from the bill have flowed mostly to for-profit schools, even though veterans’ prospects are often not appreciably better after attending them. Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting explores the growing scrutiny on the destination of this federal funding. Continue reading →
Step over nursing homes and golf communities. More baby boomers are reaching 67 and, unsatisfied with just the status quo options for retirement, they are looking for unique lifestyles that satiate their desire to join an active, intellectually stimulating and inter-generational community. Continue reading →
As our economy stabilized after the Great Recession, the restaurant industry began a resurgence not seen in years. With so many new restaurants popping up nationwide, the culinary industry has been facing a surge in job openings — and a shortage of chefs and cooks to fill them.
The federal government will erase much of the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, officials announced Monday, as part of a new plan that could cost taxpayers as much as $3.6 billion.
Even if you've never considered culinary school, you can still keep a kitchen like a chef. We asked chef-instructors from a few culinary programs around Wisconsin to share their top tips for home cooks.
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