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Competency-based education could benefit veterans by recognizing their military skills

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Ask about anybody leaving the service what they’d like next, and the answer is usually, “a good job.” Education will help get them there, and a meeting this summer with Army University and representatives from academia and industry looked at ways to harness competency-based learning as a way to take advantage of the military training that vets have already had.

Here’s a look at some of our coverage from June’s two-day symposium in Kansas City:

Lumina Foundation Joins with Army University and the Competency-Based Education Network to Host Education Symposium

ABOVE: Jonathan Green, a nursing administrator from Suffern, NY, was on a panel with other veterans to talk about the transfer of their military knowledge to an academic setting.

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An Overview of Competency-Based Education
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A competency-based learning model measures students progress on their ability to demonstrate mastery of defined knowledge and skills. Learn more at http://www.cbenetwork.org/.