If you are applying to use your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits for the first time, VA has made it easier than ever to apply. You may experience pre-filled information, a faster eligibility decision, and access to downloadable copies of decision letters. Begin your application today.
There are two options that are outlined in the letter. Once you have completed one of the options, you will then be required to provide account information to VA. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
The application period for the Lump Sum Payment Program (LSPP), for the 2021-2022 academic year is now closed. The Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019 (Public Law 116-154) authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to administer the Lump Sum Payment Program (LSPP) for eligible Education and Training Institutions (ETIs) participating in the GI Bill Work Study Allowance Program. Through the LSPP, eligible ETIs may apply to become a 154 Administrating Facility (154AF), which allows them to receive an annual lump sum payment from VA. The lump sum payment will be used to pay eligible work study students who are receiving GI Bill benefits at the ETI. VA will begin receiving applications for the 2022-2023 academic year, during the next open application period, in May 2022. Institutions interested in participating in the program may apply at that time.
Through the LSPP, eligible Education and Training Institutions may apply to become a 154 Administrating Facility (154AF), which allows them to receive an annual lump sum payment from VA. The lump sum payment will be used to pay eligible Work Study students who are receiving GI Bill benefits at the ETI.
In the coming weeks, we will send you more information about the program, including how to apply. In the meantime, we encourage you to review the following training materials which provide an in-depth view of what the program entails.
Effective April 1, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) no longer counts the use of Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E) benefits (chapter 31) against the 48-month limit on GI Bill education benefits such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The use of GI Bill education benefits will continue to count against the 48-month limit on VR&E benefits. See our 48-Month Rule FAQs.
VA has started to process impacted claims and enrollments with this update, and eligible individuals will receive a notification letter from VA, outlining whether you have more GI Bill entitlement available.
Beginning this month, Rogers STEM Scholars will receive an initial opt-in text message to their primary phone number asking if they would like to participate in STEMText. If Rogers STEM Scholars opt-in to the program, they will receive text messages each month to verify their attendance.Watch this video to learn more about the STEMText program!
Recent technology known as H.265 (also called HEVC, or High Efficiency Video Coding) has emerged to combat this issue. In this guide, we compare H.265 to its predecessor, H.264, and explore what H.265 means for your live broadcasts.
H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC) are both standards for video compression used in recording and distributing digital video. Why would you choose one over the other The main difference between H.264 and H.265 is how each processes information and the resulting video file size and bandwidth consumption used with each standard.
It works by processing frames of video using a block-oriented, motion-compensation-based video compression standard. Those units are called macroblocks. Macroblocks typically consist of 16x16 pixel samples that can be subdivided into transform blocks, and may be further subdivided into what are known as prediction blocks. See the example below.
H.265 is newer and more advanced than H.264 in several ways. H.265 (also called HEVC, or High Efficiency Video Coding) allows for further reduced file size, and therefore reduced required bandwidth, of your live video streams.
In addition to the larger CTU sizes, HEVC also has better motion compensation and spatial prediction than AVC does. This means that HEVC requires more advanced hardware, such as the BoxCaster Pro, to be able to compress the data. Fortunately, however, it also means that viewers with H.265 compatible devices will require less bandwidth and processing power to decompress that data and watch a high-quality stream.
Now more than ever, consumers rely on video content to deliver concise, accurate information before they make a purchase. A well-produced video can be more informative and engaging than a document or brochure, and take less time to consume.
H.265's high efficiency codec allows users to broadcast in the lauded 4K resolution, the current gold standard for the industry. A sharper image will help your video content stand out from the competition and convey a polished, tech-savvy image of your business to your audience.
Because H.265 compresses your data so much more efficiently, using it as your video compression tool will drop your bandwidth and storage requirements by roughly 50%. The table below compares the recommended bandwidth for H.264 vs. H.265 encoding.
BoxCast follows movement in the industry closely and constantly strives to be at the forefront of any changes. With the BoxCaster Pro, we allow broadcasters to incorporate HEVC compression. This enables your audience to enjoy your broadcast in the highest quality with minimal lagging or buffering. Staying true to our belief that every event that is watched live should be streamed live, we make this affordable to our customers.
If your encoder can stream in H.265, we recommend streaming with that. A third-party service like YouTube may transcode or process your video data differently from time to time depending on a variety factors, so streaming at the highest quality you can achieve on your own is always a safe bet.
As a K-12 community with all grades on one campus, Potomac offers its students exciting opportunities for collaboration, learning, and fun! From the moment our seniors escort the new kindergartners into their first school-wide assembly through all the years that follow, Potomac students forge bonds of friendship and support. Our dedicated faculty and staff and engaged parents are also important members of this connected community. Everyone at Potomac works together to ensure that each student benefits from a great education, enjoys being part of our community, and has opportunities to grow and thrive.
At Potomac, we look beyond our campus borders to try to understand the world and our place in it. Whether exploring history on the National Mall or studying marine life on the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac students learn by doing amid the rich resources of the national capital area. Farther afield, they participate in music festivals, robotics competitions, and speech and debate tournaments across the country. Some even embrace the opportunity to study abroad. But seeing what the world can offer them is not enough; Potomac students also learn what they can give back. Our service learning program, conducted in partnership with more than 50 local nonprofits, empowers students to help make a lasting difference.
The Upper School was privileged to welcome former Potomac history teacher Steve Goldberg back to campus to share the story of his friend, and now-deceased Holocaust survivor, Abe Piasek. Splicing together photographs, historical context, and clips of Abe speaking and being interviewed, Mr. Goldberg shared a captivating tale of resilience amid devastating inhumanity. He followed up his assembly presentation with a lunchtime conversation where a smaller group of students and teachers were able to ask questions about Abe's life and the work Mr. Goldberg is doing to continue telling his story.
Lower School students recently participated in an educational program with visiting musicians, arranged by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington, DC. The students learned about the angklung, an Indonesian musical instrument made from bamboo, which symbolizes unity and community.
Sculptor Somers Randolph '71 reflects on his artistic journey At 16 I decided to be a sculptor.This was the way I would spend my life and make my living. I liked sculpture because I was in charge of the entire process. Somers Randolph '71
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For NTSC and PAL, you can switch the format of the movie to be played back by selecting the 4K, HD, 4K/MP4 or HD/MP4 icon displayed in the upper right of the playback screen.
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