Committee to Host Round Table on Veterans’ Educational Success

Committee to Host Round Table on Veterans’ Educational Success
Today, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity announced it will hold a roundtable discussion regarding the results of the National Veteran Education Success Tracker (NVEST). The roundtable will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in room 340.

The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill has provided a wealth of educational opportunities for veterans, but prior to the NVEST project, there had been no real attempt at accurately examining and analyzing the outcomes of student veterans. The NVEST project, a collaborative research effort between the Department of Veterans Affairs, Student Veterans of America and the National Student Clearinghouse, has compiled data on the success of student veterans by tracking every student veteran who used the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill from its inception in 2009 until September 2015.

This data will enable the public to better understand the types of schools student veterans are attending, the degrees they are pursuing, their graduation and completion rates and the amount of time spent pursuing their degrees while using Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits.

Roundtable participants include members of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, representatives from VA, Student Veterans of America, the National Student Clearinghouse, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and the National Association of State Approving Agencies.

The following event is open to the press:

WHO: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity  

WHAT: Roundtable Discussion to Examine the Results of NVEST

WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2017

WHERE: 340 Cannon House Office Building

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