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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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ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC, Republican Party
Nevada

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $19,514.48

Average cost per trip - $2,787.78
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 306 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Dates - April 29, 2003 - April 30, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Speaking event for the International Church if the Foursquare Gospel Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $767.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $917.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cuban American National Foundation
Dates - May 20, 2003 - May 20, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speaking event for the International Church if the Foursquare Gospel Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $789.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $789.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - August 26, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Participation in Policy Dialogues with Japanese Government Officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,068.90
Lodging Cost - $800.43
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,869.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - December 8, 2003 - December 16, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan

Purpose - Participation in fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,439.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $339.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,378.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Dates - January 29, 2002 - February 2, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Participant in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual cost not listed, cost was for entrance fee for golf tournament.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Barrick Goldstrike Mines
Dates - October 28, 2004 - October 28, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Winnemucca, NV - Barrick, NV

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Intl Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 25, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Participation in policy dialogues/programs with Japanese government officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,715.40
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $155.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $3,560.40

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.