Paid education

Paid Education

One of the key benefits of joining the Forces is paid education.

When you enrol through the paid university or college programs, the Forces will pay for your university or college tuition, books and academic equipment in addition to providing a salary and benefits while you attend school.

Paid University

A quality education is the foundation for your future no matter which career path you choose.

If you are looking for unique responsibilities, a meaningful career with excellent opportunities and the chance to develop your personal strengths, then your first step is the Regular Officer Training Plan.

A career as an officer in the Forces will offer you experiences and challenges that will enable you to maximize your contribution to Canada wherever you serve.

The Advantages of Paid University

You will benefit from paid tuition, a full-time salary and benefits, second language training, an exciting career after graduation, and more opportunities than you can imagine.

Typically, as a successful applicant to the Regular Officer Training Plan, you will enter the Canadian Military College system as an officer cadet where you will receive a first-class education that balances academics, leadership, bilingualism and athletics.

Sometimes there are more qualified candidates than the Canadian Military College system can accommodate or your choice of program is not offered. In these instances, you would be eligible to apply to any Canadian university. Your tuition, books, lab fees and student fees are covered and you receive a monthly salary.

In addition to a university education, officer cadets receive military training, occupation training and second language training. The full-time salary includes full medical and dental care as well as vacation with full pay.

The Regular Officer Training Plan selection process

Since an application to the Regular Officer Training Plan is also an application to the Canadian Military College system, all candidates are assessed against:

  • an aptitude test;
  • a medical examination;
  • an interview;
  • military potential – an assessment of aptitudes, personality traits and the choice of occupation; and
  • academic performance – an assessment of a candidate’s top six most recent marks related to the requirements of his or her chosen program.

Officer cadets are obliged to maintain satisfactory academic and military performances throughout the program. After successfully completing the Regular Officer Training Plan, they receive a university degree and are granted commissions as officers in the Forces. Graduates normally serve at least five years.

The Regular Officer Training Plan application deadline is January 31 for admission the following September and basic training at the end of your first academic year. The Regular Officer Training Plan application deadline for Military Police Officer is January 15 for admission the following September.

How to apply

Talk to a recruiter. They will 1) help you choose the best paid education plan for your specific career path, and 2) will tell you which university programs are currently supported by the Forces.

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Personal statement by Richard Hallam, Chair of MEC

I believe that the Music Education Council (MEC) has the capacity to bring together in a working relationship all those organisations and institutions in the United Kingdom involved in music education and music education training. MEC can facilitate a common meeting ground and opportunities for the exchange of information and the promotion of joint or connected activities.

During my period as chair, it is my intention to continue to improve communications, ensuring we have a strong evidence base for everything MEC says on behalf of music education. There is more that unites than divides us and, by working together, we can unite all those who wish to make a difference to the lives of children and adults through the power of music.

As ISME’s National Affiliate for the UK, MEC also brings a unique international perspective to all we do, as well as the opportunity to learn from best practice all over the world.

It is my intention to ensure MEC is

But, above all,

Through facilitating discussion and debate MEC will enable the sector to be better informed about the views different parts of the sector hold, including understanding why those differences exist. MEC will help to find common ground where possible and, following consultation with its members, the MEC executive will determine how best to move forward where there is disagreement.

MEC 2013 to 2016 will be addressing:

  • The school music curriculum
  • Funding for music education in and out of school 2015 to 2016
  • Funding and policy development for music education 2015 to 2020 and beyond

I hope everyone who reads this will wish to engage and help us to take charge of the future direction of music education for all ages and to be part of the solution to the problems that, together, we need to address.

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

How states compare in the 2014 best high schools rankings us news

Maine performed the best in the latest rankings of public high schools.

A state-by-state breakdown of the 2014 Best High Schools rankings shows that Maine is this year’s leading performer, with 22.2 percent of its eligible schools earning gold and silver medals.

California came in second with 22.2 percent, since the rankings are based on unrounded percentages of schools with gold or silver medals. Connecticut was third with 19.7 percent.

The gold and silver awards reflect which schools are most successfully preparing students for college, based on students participating in and achieving passing scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests. For a school to be eligible for a gold or silver medal, its students must also do well on the appropriate statewide tests, as explained in the 2014 Best High Schools rankings methodology .

When it comes to the total number of gold medal schools, California had the most – 105 – followed by New York with 55 and Texas with 54. Only 37 states had at least one school that earned a gold medal, and six of those had only one such school within their borders. All states except North Dakota earned at least one gold or silver medal.

Bronze medals did not count in this state-by-state analysis.

This year’s rankings covered all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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2014 ACGME Annual Educational Conference

The 2014 ACGME Annual Educational Conference was a huge success, drawing nearly 3,000 GME educators from both the US and 11 countries. The conference included three pre-conferences and offered 133 sessions geared toward current GME topics. A huge impact on the conference occurred the day before the opening when ACGME Board Chair Mr. Timothy Goldfarb and ACGME CEO Dr. Thomas Nasca announced the commitment of the ACGME, AOA, and AACOM to a single accreditation system. In his Introductory Address, Dr. Nasca described the ACGME’s dedication to serving the needs of the public through accreditation, assessment, and improving the quality of teaching, resident learning, and professional practice.

Other highlights of this year’s conference included a stimulating and provocative Marvin Dunn Keynote Address by Dr. David Asch titled Rebalancing the Culture of Learning: Can a Focus on Outcomes Improve Our Processes? Dr. Asch is a professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and executive director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. He is director of the RWJF Health and Society Scholars Program, and director of the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Asch’s research aims to understand and improve how physicians and patients make medical choices in clinical, financial, and ethically charged settings, including the adoption of new pharmaceuticals or medical technologies, the purchase of insurance, and personal health behaviors.

Sunday’s sessions included presentations on two central components of the Next Accreditation System. Dr. James Bagian and Dr. Kevin Weiss presented on the topic of Seeking Excellence in the Clinical Learning Environments. and Dr. Eric Holmboe discussed Milestones and GME Transformation: Where Are We Now and Where Should We Be Going?

The 2015 ACGME Annual Educational Conference will be held Thursday, February 26 through Sunday, March 1 at the Grand Manchester Hyatt in San Diego, California.

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30 Places To Get An Online Master’s Degree In Special Ed

About 10-13% of students in the US receive special education services. Obviously, that represents a fairly large spectrum of services and student needs. Some may be in full-time special education programs, others may be in part day mainstream classes and part day receiving special education services. Whatever the case, that represents approximately 7 million students – all of whom need a teacher well-versed in the ins and outs of special education.

Whether you’re completely new to teaching, a new teacher looking to complete your Master’s degree, a veteran teacher who is new to Special Education in particular, an online special education degree might be a good option for you. Especially if you’re working full-time, moving to a place with a good program and losing your income might not be feasible.

Not all of the programs have the same offerings and rules, so you might be able to test out a course from one school without fully enrolling in the program to see if it is a good fit for you. Many of the schools we’ve listed below that offer teaching degrees online also offer teaching degrees in an on-campus format as well, and hybrid formats may be available, too. (Note: the schools listed are in no particular order, and the list is far from exhaustive. If you think we’re missing a great school, please leave us a note in the comments)

Schools That Offer Online Master’s Degree In Special Ed

These statistics come from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) – the primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.

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State Education Rankings

By Dr. Matthew Ladner and Dave Myslinski.

The 18th edition of the Report Card on American Education is a comprehensive overview of educational achievement levels, focusing on performance and gains for low-income students, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Report Card details state-by-state grades in the following policy areas:

1.  State Academic Standards

  • English and Language Arts
  • Mathematics

2.     Private School Choice Programs

  • “A” Grade or Multiple programs

3.     Charter Schools

  • Charter Schools Allowed
  • Charter School Law Grade

4.     Teacher Quality

  • Delivering Well Prepared Teachers
  • Expanding the Teaching Pool
  • Identifying Effective Teachers
  • Retaining Effective Teachers
  • Exiting Ineffective Teachers

5.     Online Learning

  • Multi-District, Full-time Online School
  • Digital Learning Now! Metrics Achieved

6.     Home School Regulation Burdens

Authors Dr. Matthew Ladner and Dave Myslinski analyze student scores, looking at state education rankings and improvement over recent years.  When combined, these policy measures build the state’s overall policy grade.  Furthermore, the Report Card highlights education policies states have enacted and provides a road map to best practices, allowing legislators to learn from each other’s education reforms.This year, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin writes an inspirational forward citing her state’s education reforms in teacher quality, school accountability, and literacy.

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The Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center (FEAC) is open to all who wish to pursue study in the United States. Undergraduate and graduate students, young professionals, post-doctoral fellows and researchers are all welcome to make use of the service. With its library of reference books, American university catalogue collection, handouts, CD ROMs and internet access, FEAC provides a comprehensive source of information about U.S. higher education. The center offers group orientation sessions as well as one-on-one advising. The Center provides accurate, unbiased information about all accredited U.S. higher education institutions and serves as liaison for International Admissions Offices in terms of inquiries about Hungarian higher education.

General Info

The center is open to the public and its services are available for individual and group counselling (for undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers)…

Opening Hours

During the opening hours you can use the center’s reference library, prepare for standardized tests, access the internet or ask for one-on-one advising.…

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How to get an internship in high school

Students are expected to have real-world experience

Updated Apr 14th 2014 @ 5:38PM Posted Feb 5th 2014 @ 5:00AM

Getty Images Career coaches have been advising college students about the importance of internships for decades. More recently, Baby Boomers have been encouraged to take on “adult internships” to help them transition to new occupations or enter a new field. However, the first-ever study on high school careers by Millennial Branding and says 50 percent of companies are creating high school internship programs this year and high school students are even more career-focused than college students. The study, “High School Careers ,” shows the importance of career development activities, such as internships and volunteering, for high school students who want to get into better colleges and find future employment.

How can high schoolers position themselves to be competitive for internships? Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding and author of Promote Yourself. offers the following tips to enhance potential opportunities:

1. Ask your family members for help. “We found that 54 percent of parents have helped their children get work experience during high school,” Schawbel says. Students should encourage their parents to introduce them to people they know who may help connect them to an internship, and parents should help high schoolers prepare for interviews. Schawbel suggests parents talk to their children about what to expect in work situations and to suggest how to make the most of the opportunity.

2. Attend networking groups and meetups. Go to and and join networking groups in your city. “By going to these events, you can start to establish your own network and differentiate yourself from your fellow high school students,” Schawbel suggests. “Rarely will you see students attend events, so professionals will be more than impressed if you take the initiative.”

3. Ask your high school. See if your high school administrators or teachers have any connections to companies that are offering internships. Your high school probably has the resources and connections that will help you get these opportunities, Schawbel says. If they don’t, they should be able to point you in the right direction.

4. Apply for an internship online. is a source of high school internships. For example, Microsoft offers a paid internship program for 8 to 10 weeks only for high school students. Many of the top colleges also offer internships with online applications. For example, Boston University has a research internship in science and engineering during the summer for six weeks.

5. Do freelance work. Instead of applying to internship programs, Schawbel says, “You can also use sites like and in order to find work that matches your skills. In our study we found that about 40 percent of internships are administrative, but freelance work is solely based on your skills and you can have more flexibility with where you do the work. Do freelance work in order to build a portfolio that you can use to get into a better college.”

With some tenacity and skills, high schoolers can get a head start on their career paths via internships and make good impressions on employers. One thing the study shows: the pressure to gain work experience is likely to continue to intensify. Take advantage of resources at your disposal, both in your communities and online, and you will stay ahead of the competition.