Google to Fund New Research to Improve Veterans' Higher Education

On Wednesday, internet giant Google announced $3.2 million in grants to four organizations to support data analysis of U.S. veterans' higher education.

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Student Veterans of America, Posse Foundation and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct research to assess student veterans' academic performance and determine what kinds of campus-based programs were most effective in helping them. The combined research, some of which is already under way, will include a national analysis of graduation and retention rates, along with a qualitative look at support services and policies for student veterans.

The resulting report will be made public, Google officials said, and the company will fund the expansion of programs that are found to be the most effective.


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