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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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JOHNSON, NANCY L, Republican Party
Connecticut

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $94,323.35

Average cost per trip - $6,288.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 86 days
Rank of representative - 39 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Tech Net Massachusetts, Keane Inc
Dates - October 2, 2000 - October 2, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - discussion w New England tech executives re: New Economy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $319.26
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $65.58
Other Cost - $40.75
Total Cost - $425.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - 2000 TransAtlantic Conference
Notes - spouse, Ted Johnson; other expenses, non-travel related expenses

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $9,120.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Governors Association
Dates - July 9, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - State College, PA

Purpose - give speech at Human Resources Committee
Notes - spouse, Dr. Theodore Johnson

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $105.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $105.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 5, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (14 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - 2001 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Spouse Dr. Ted Johnson

Travel Cost - $11,257.49
Lodging Cost - $2,810.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,203.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes - other expenses include jacket and tote bag

Travel Cost - $428.50
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $1,760.45

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Brookings
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform and Beyond Congressional Retreat
Notes - accompanied by spouse Theodore Johnson

Travel Cost - $3,184.00
Lodging Cost - $839.00
Meal Cost - $524.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,547.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Ripon Society 2002 listening tour
Notes - accompanied by spouse Theodore Johnson

Travel Cost - $7,158.76
Lodging Cost - $769.50
Meal Cost - $949.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,877.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - Conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - Spouse Ted H Johnson accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,426.00
Lodging Cost - $3,450.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,476.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - 2005 Congressional Advisory Board
Notes - Hartford, CT - Miami, FL - Hartford, CT

Travel Cost - $2,135.60
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $1,000.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,237.71

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes - Hartford, CT - China - Hartford, CT

Travel Cost - $18,438.10
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $21,770.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hartford, CT - Aventura, FL - CT This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Exuma, Bahamas

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hartford, CT - Grand Exuma, Bahamas - CT This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hartford, CT - Barcelona, Spain - CT This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nature Conservancy
Dates - May 28, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Quito, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

Purpose - To learn about TNC's natural resource and biodiversity conservation work in Ecuador and to discuss with Ecuadorian government officials the effects of illegal immigration in CT
Notes - Hartford, CT - Quito, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands - Quito, Ecuador - Hartford, CT Including spouse

Travel Cost - $12,300.00
Lodging Cost - $4,400.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,900.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - September 8, 2005 - September 9, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - To learn about current developments in technology in the medical, technical, and energy fields
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia, PA - Hartford, CT

Travel Cost - $511.07
Lodging Cost - $267.90
Meal Cost - $120.72
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $899.69

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.