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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

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Office of

Ken Lucas


Total cost of 22 office trips: $52,257.09


Trips by Ken Lucas
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $36,676.15

Destination: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INFORMATIONAL RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,788.64
source

Destination: 110TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE KENTUCKY BANKERS ASSOCIAT.
Sponsor: Kentucky Bankers Association
Purpose: TO DELIVER A SPEECH TO THE CONVENTION
Date: Sep 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,184.45
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STUDY AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,833.18
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STUDY AND FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,558.98
source

Destination: DCA - MIAMI, FL - CVG (NORTHERN KY/CINCINNATI AIRPORT)
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STUDY AND FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,403.90
source

Destination: TAIPAI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATION VISIT
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $16,320.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ken Lucas

Jason Baird
Cheryl Brownell
Joe Clabes
Scott Kuschmider
Mike Malaise
Kathryn Ray
Danielle Vizgirda



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.