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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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MIKULSKI, BARBARA, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $18,238.95

Average cost per trip - $2,279.87
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 323 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Thomas Merton Center Foundation
Dates - May 29, 2000 - June 2, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $274.00
Lodging Cost - $319.00
Meal Cost - $94.50
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $727.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Partnership for Women and Families
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $865.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - educational -- to study Islamic culture and history and its impact on today's world
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,680.40
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,205.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - McConnell Center for Political Leadership
Dates - January 27, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Speaking engagement - lecture to students
Notes -

Travel Cost - $198.00
Lodging Cost - $176.41
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $374.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.
Dates - February 8, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To give a speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $337.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $337.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $2,020.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,920.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,296.15
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,146.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mitchell Institute
Dates - October 14, 2005 - October 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - Speaking engagement for scholarship program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $386.00
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost - $87.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $662.95

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.