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Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.

American RadioWorks |
Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.

Back to all reports

Renaissance Institute - $19,706.68 spent on 11 trips
61.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
38.5% spent on Republican Party

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
December 28, 1999 - January 2, 2000 (6 days)
Hilton Head, SC
Purpose - conference participation
Total Cost - $1,697.60

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
December 28, 2001 - January 1, 2002 (5 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Participate in seminars
Total Cost - $1,855.00

SHAYS, CHRISTOPHER - Republican Party
December 28, 2001 - December 31, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - enhance understanding of some issues Congress may address this year, especially terrorism.
Total Cost - $2,150.00

CONRAD, KENT - Democratic Party
December 28, 2000 - January 1, 2001 (5 days)
Hilton Head, SC
Purpose - Participate in discussions of current issues
Total Cost - $4,360.00

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
March 21, 2003 - March 23, 2003 (3 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - To participate in the Renaissance Weekend Spring conference which seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies
Total Cost - $674.88

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
December 28, 2003 - January 1, 2004 (5 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - To participate in the Renaissance Weekend Spring conference which seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies
Total Cost - $1,600.00

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
December 30, 2004 - December 31, 2004 (2 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Speech and seminars
Total Cost - $600.00

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
December 28, 2004 - January 1, 2005 (5 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - To participate in the Renaissance Weekend conference which seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies
Total Cost - $1,680.00

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
December 28, 2001 - January 1, 2002 (5 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - To participate in the Renaissance Weekend Spring conference which seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies
Total Cost - $1,600.00

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
December 28, 2002 - January 1, 2003 (5 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - To participate in the Renaissance Weekend Spring conference which seeks to build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies
Total Cost - $1,600.00

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
December 28, 2004 - January 1, 2005 (5 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - To participate in conference sessions
Total Cost - $1,889.20

American RadioWorks |
Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.