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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

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    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

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Office of

Robert Simmons


Total cost of 17 office trips: $44,896.72


Trips by Robert Simmons
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $29,299.56

Destination: RETREAT AT THE GRIENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,629.40
source

Destination: KARE-WOODS TOUR-OREGON & CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: FACT FINDING-SUSTAINABLE USE OF MANAGED FORESTS
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,440.68
source

Destination: AMERICAN LEGION-MISSOURI
Sponsor: American Legion
Purpose: SPEAKING AT NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $124.00
source

Destination: CHINA-SHIJIAZHUANG, XIBAIPO, BEIJING, BADALING
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: MEET W/ CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUILD COMPUTER LAB IN A RURAL COMMUNITY
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $16,724.99
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF POLICY & ISSUES PERTAINING TO SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,563.22
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: FORUM FOR MEMBERS & INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN & TO DISCUSS POLICY TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,310.09
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL (PAI) AND US COMMITTEE FOR UNFPA
Purpose: TO EXAMINE PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE U.N. POPULATION FUND AND DISCUSS ISSUES CONCERNING HOMELAND SECURITY
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $5,317.18
source

Destination: ASPEN WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTERS QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND IN THE PROCESS, IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND ITS MEMBERS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Simmons

Jennifer Diggins
Michael Dillon
Shauna Hewes
Michael Liles
James Mitchell
Jeff Nelson
Amy Pellegrino



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.