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American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.

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INSLEE, JAY R, Democratic Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $21,700.28

Average cost per trip - $2,411.14
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 286 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Yellowstone to Yukon Convservation Initiative
Dates - September 8, 2001 - September 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Glacier, MT

Purpose - To speak on global warming and U.S. National Energy Policy
Notes - Glacier National Park, MT

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $59.47
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $584.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club
Dates - June 30, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Tour of wildlife refuge
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,240.07
Lodging Cost - $326.93
Meal Cost - $129.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,696.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - attend Monterey Congressional Forum on Trade
Notes -

Travel Cost - $203.50
Lodging Cost - $160.71
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $364.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - To attend Monterey Congressional forum on trade policy
Notes - Spouse Trudi Inslee accompanied.

Travel Cost - $555.38
Lodging Cost - $260.00
Meal Cost - $158.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $973.38

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - North American Transplant Coordinators Organization
Dates - March 14, 2003 - March 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Keynote guest speaker at North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO) conference
Notes - Travel all on 3/14/03

Travel Cost - $755.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $755.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montana Wilderness Association
Dates - December 7, 2002 - December 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kalispell, MT

Purpose - Keynote convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $660.50
Lodging Cost - $69.68
Meal Cost - $16.97
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $747.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Partnerships
Dates - January 8, 2005 - January 12, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Managua, Nicaragua

Purpose - To examine poverty alleviation programs in Nicaragua
Notes - Seattle, WA - Managua, Nicaragua - Seattle, WA

Travel Cost - $1,414.00
Lodging Cost - $341.00
Meal Cost - $139.00
Other Cost - $329.00
Total Cost - $2,223.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - November 28, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Paris, France

Purpose - Fact finding on trade relations with EU
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris - Brussels - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expenses: 11/29/ - 11/30

Travel Cost - $9,933.38
Lodging Cost - $1,257.48
Meal Cost - $645.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,836.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding, financial services trip
Notes - DC - NYC / NYC - SEA (Seattle)

Travel Cost - $730.38
Lodging Cost - $584.79
Meal Cost - $205.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,520.17

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.