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    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

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    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.

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Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.

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COBLE, JOHN HOWARD, Republican Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $56,688.51

Average cost per trip - $3,543.03
Total number of days spent traveling - 67 days
Rank of representative - 108 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Morocco Affairs Council
Dates - January 11, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Casablanca, Morocco - Rabat, Morocco - Marrakech, Morocco - Laayoune, Western Sahara

Purpose - To meet with member of Parliament along with officials in public and private sectors to discuss mutual US-Morocco issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $975.41
Lodging Cost - $537.60
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $41.08
Total Cost - $1,754.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - North Carolina Association of Broadcasters
Dates - July 23, 2000 - July 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Wilmington, NC

Purpose - To speak to the NC Broadcasters annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $510.50
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $735.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To attend ACPa Annual Meeting and discuss legislative issues affecting the agricultural chemical industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,583.34
Lodging Cost - $675.57
Meal Cost - $75.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,334.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Copyright Society of the USA
Dates - June 9, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Bolton Landing, NY

Purpose - Speech at the annual meeting of copyright group to discuss legislative issues involving copyright.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $551.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $88.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,039.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, England - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - To attend 2001 TransAtlantic Conference in Scotland
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $4,124.83
Lodging Cost - $2,299.50
Meal Cost - $568.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $7,037.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Recording Industry Association of America
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Attend briefing on issues affecting the music industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $823.50
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,058.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Intellectual Property Law Association
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - To deliver closing remarks at 5th international symposium, "managing IP assets in the new millennium".
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $6,775.19
Lodging Cost - $965.36
Meal Cost - $216.44
Other Cost - $31.26
Total Cost - $7,988.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Intellectual Property Law Association
Dates - November 16, 2001 - November 20, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Speech to Colloquium on Patent Pendency Reduction
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,715.80
Lodging Cost - $568.65
Meal Cost - $197.11
Other Cost - $32.98
Total Cost - $6,514.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To speak to the annual meeting of the ACPA
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,484.00
Lodging Cost - $1,972.41
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,676.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - North Carolina Association of Broadcasters
Dates - June 30, 2002 - July 1, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Wrightsville, NC

Purpose - speech to broadcasters' annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $822.00
Lodging Cost - $206.96
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,088.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation, Qatar Chamber of Commerce
Dates - March 28, 2002 - March 31, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Doha, Qatar - Lisbon, Portugal

Purpose - to attend Qatari-American international conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,165.04
Lodging Cost - $710.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $9,325.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Intellectual Property Society
Dates - March 4, 2002 - March 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech to the IIPS board meeting and symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost - $580.00
Lodging Cost - $217.11
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $847.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 19, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cologne, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - US-German Roundtable and Congressional visit to Liechtenstein
Notes - Airfare donated by Lufthansa - value of ticket is listed.

Travel Cost - $6,500.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,720.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services, Inc.
Dates - August 3, 2003 - August 9, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Mayo County, Ireland

Purpose - To attend International Trade Symposium in Ireland.
Notes - [Amended to show different sponosr] London part of trip filed separately - paid for by different sponsor.

Travel Cost - $1,028.97
Lodging Cost - $862.50
Meal Cost - $431.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,322.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 13, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To attend Ripon Educational Fund Transatlantic Conference.
Notes - Also attend International Trade Symposium in Ireland. Separate report filedonthat trip. [Amended to change dates, amounts and purpose]

Travel Cost - $1,235.56
Lodging Cost - $730.69
Meal Cost - $373.15
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,339.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - 3M, Inc.
Dates - December 12, 2003 - December 12, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Paul, MN

Purpose - to tour 3M's facility to discuss issues impacting the company's role in transportation and homeland security fields and to observe in operation equipment that 3M manufactures in these areas.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $857.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $907.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.