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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?

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  • 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.
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    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.

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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BYRD, ROBERT C, Democratic Party
West Virginia

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $698.00

Average cost per trip - $116.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 609 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Roosevelt Institute
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hyde Park, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement at freedom awards ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $283.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $423.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nation Institute
Dates - December 14, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $275.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - WW Norton & Co
Dates - July 25, 2004 - July 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Boston, MA

Purpose - Book event
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Boston, MA - Washington, DC 7/26 and 7/27 overnight stay was sponsored by Boston 2004 Host Committee This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boston 2004 Host, Boston 2004 Host Committee
Dates - July 26, 2004 - July 28, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - WW Norton & Co
Dates - October 12, 2004 - October 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Kennedy Library book event
Notes - Washington, DC - Boston, MA - Washington, DC This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - NO


Sponsor(s) - WW Norton & Co
Dates - October 27, 2004 - October 27, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Book event National Constitution Center
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia - Washington, DC This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

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.