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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

Lamar Alexander


Total cost of 24 office trips: $54,474.77


Trips by Lamar Alexander
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,792.15

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: HERITAGE FOUNDATION NEW MEMBERS ORIENTATION
Date: Jan 13, 2003
Expense: $225.78
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL DEAN'S CONFERENCE, JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,129.39
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Cistercian Preparatory School
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,758.38
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Alliance for School Choice
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,536.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE: A COOPERATIVE EFFORT
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,329.20
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: SPEAKER AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004
Expense: $970.40
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,843.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lamar Alexander

Kristin Bannerman
Austin Bryan
Christine Dodd
Alice Ganier
Tom Ingram
Marguerite Sallee
Sharon Segner
Matt Sonnesyn
Bill Sullivan
Tim Valentine
Brent Wiles



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.