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Friday, September 18, 2009

Federal "Troops to Teachers" program receives donation from XAMOnline

Last week XAMOnline, a leading national publisher of teacher certification study guides, announced that they will partner with the Troops to Teachers program, a joint program through the departments of Defense and Education that assists prior-service military men and women who wish to pursue careers in education.

Through the partnership with Troops to Teachers, XAMOnline will offer PRAXIS-based diagnostic testing specifically for the Troops to Teachers program. Troops enrolled in the program will also receive a full-length study guide from XAMOnline along with offers for additional discounts, should they choose to purchase supplemental materials.

Troops to Teachers offices in 36 states across the country will also receive complementary supplemental materials to assist veterans at each location.

Troops to Teachers, which was launched in 1994, has already helped place more than 11,000 veterans in the teaching industry. However, since the start of the Global War on Terrorism, more than 42,000 troops have enrolled in the program, seeking to teach once they complete their military obligation.

In a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have been hit particularly hard by the current economic crisis with unemployment rates approaching 12 percent. Recognizing the value of veterans in the civilian work force, XAMOnline is the latest company lending its resources to assist veterans in education and job placement.

To learn more about XAMOnline, Click Here.

To learn more about Troops to Teachers, Click Here.

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