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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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  • 09.17.14

    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.

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.

Back to all reports

Safari Club International - $16,941.29 spent on 15 trips
57.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
42.1% spent on Republican Party

BARCIA, JAMES A - Democratic Party
March 21, 2002 - March 24, 2002 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speak at annual convention
Total Cost - $1,613.50

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
February 3, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (4 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - speaking: receiving legislator of the year
Total Cost - $1,557.50

CUNNINGHAM, RANDY DUKE - Republican Party
March 22, 2002 - March 23, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - keynote speaker at dinner
Total Cost - $1,337.50

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To meet with officials on Thursday and to speak at dinner on Friday
Total Cost - $540.22

GUTKNECHT, GILBERT W JR - Republican Party
February 3, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (4 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - SCI Annual Convention
Total Cost - $594.20

HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN) - Republican Party
January 22, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (3 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - speaking engagement for Safari Club International Convention
Total Cost - $1,774.00

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - fact finding - speech
Total Cost - $918.33

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
March 22, 2002 - March 25, 2002 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - conference
Total Cost - $1,614.53

PORTER, JON C SR - Republican Party
February 1, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - Legislative Dinner
Total Cost - $143.81

REHBERG, DENNIS R - Republican Party
January 31, 2003 - February 1, 2003 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - speak at seminar of Safari Club International convention
Total Cost - $1,131.50

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
January 31, 2003 - February 1, 2003 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - speech at the Safari club's international convention
Total Cost -

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
February 3, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (4 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - speak at annual conv. And participate in legis. Workshop
Total Cost - $594.20

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
March 22, 2002 - March 23, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speech at 30th annual conference
Total Cost - $4,993.00

NELSON, E BENJAMIN - Democratic Party
January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $129.00

POMBO, RICHARD - Republican Party
January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Reno, NV - Denver, CO
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

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.