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

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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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REED, JACK, Democratic Party
Rhode Island

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $25,592.77

Average cost per trip - $2,132.73
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 253 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $402.70
Lodging Cost - $839.26
Meal Cost - $349.29
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $1,631.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - February 25, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speech at the annual winter conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,145.00
Lodging Cost - $771.00
Meal Cost - $61.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,977.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New England Institute of Technology
Dates - May 7, 2000 - May 7, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newport, RI

Purpose - police gathering
Notes - Providence, RI to Newport, RI

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mansfield Center for Public Affairs
Dates - August 1, 2000 - August 11, 2000 (11 days)
Location(s) - Japan - Taiwan - China

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,603.04
Lodging Cost - $1,441.11
Meal Cost - $159.96
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,204.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,499.75
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,770.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 15, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Aspen Institute policy conference--America and Europe
Notes -

Travel Cost - $589.00
Lodging Cost - $1,150.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,039.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 4, 2002 - August 8, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Dates - April 13, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Rochester, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $697.02
Lodging Cost - $178.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $875.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - fact finding mission
Notes - Other expenses not specified. Good faith estimate.

Travel Cost - $888.04
Lodging Cost - $1,100.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $2,383.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - July 31, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Fact finding mission
Notes - August 4-5, 2004 was not reimbursed by the Aspen Institute

Travel Cost - $720.00
Lodging Cost - $867.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $2,287.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC Pacific Northwest Region
Dates - December 11, 2004 - December 13, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Oakland, CA - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - To deliver keynote addresses on US-Israel relationship and issues at four AIPAC events
Notes - San Francisco - Silicon Valley - Oakland - Sacramento, CA

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $356.70
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $806.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 5, 2005 - August 10, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - To participate in the conference entitled "Mapping the Jihadist Threat: The War on Terror Since 9/11"
Notes - Three nights

Travel Cost - $819.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $2,219.00

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.