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    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.

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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.

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Office of

Harold Rogers


Total cost of 66 office trips: $233,879.81


Trips by Harold Rogers
Total cost of congressperson's 29 trips: $160,516.04

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,872.00
source

Destination: KAUAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,725.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION AT NATL. ASSOC. OF BROADCASTERS 2000 CONVENTION
Date: Apr 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $7,897.60
source

Destination: TZANEEN, SOUTH AFRICA-JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA-WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA
Sponsor: WILD Foundation
Purpose: TO CONDUCT MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT, OF SOUTH AFRICA AND NAMIBIA RELATED TO U.S. FOREIGN RELATIONS, TRADE RELATIONS AND CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $15,474.48
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 2001 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,415.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,675.50
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY-LAS VEGAS, NEVADA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON LEGISLATIVE PANEL AT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS 2001 CONVENTION
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $9,361.74
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN-DALLAS, TX-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Purpose: INSPECT TRANSIT AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION RELATED PROJECTS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,409.24
source

Destination: SOMERSET, KY.-CASPER, WY.-CODY, WY.-MORAN, WY.
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: TO INSPECT BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD OPERATIONS
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,736.88
source

Destination: MORAN, WY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ATTEND THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON ISSUES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,420.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA/KONA, HAWAII/NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $15,998.50
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,635.00
source

Destination: AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,066.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Greater Orlando Airport Authority
Purpose: TO VIEW AND ACCESS THE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF THE ORLANDO AREA
Date: May 28, 2002
Expense: $276.54
source

Destination: KAMUALA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTENDED THE ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATED IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS PERTAINING TO THE HEALTH OF THE AVIATION INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $828.32
source

Destination: WALLAND, TN
Sponsor: PRSM CORPORATION
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF HOMELAND SECURITY PRODUCTS AND CAPABILITIES
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,006.94
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA-SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE COVERING AVIATION SECURITY AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,635.84
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA-SHANNON, IRELAND-LONDON ENGLAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR FOCUSING ON DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL ISSUES FACING THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,205.92
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND-CINCINNATI, OHIO
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CONFERENCE WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND GREAT BRITAIN
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,536.86
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY/LIHUE, HAWAII/SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 2004 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,634.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA/WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,218.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE COVERING AVIATION SECURITY & TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,946.66
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY/BOISE, IDAHO/SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: SECURIMETRICS INC
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF HOMELAND SECURITY PRODUCTS AND CAPABILITIES
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,160.80
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN 2005 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $12,636.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC/ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $4,112.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC/WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SEMINAR WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS, COVERING A WIDE RANGE OF LEGISLATIVE ISSUES, INCLUDING TAX REFORM, TRANSPORTATION AND ENERGY POLICY
Date: May 27, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,869.22
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY/DUBLIN, IRELAND/WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $12,383.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,218.00
source

Destination: BOISE, IDAHO/HAMILTON, MONTANA/SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: SECURIMETRICS INC
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF HOMELAND SECURITY PRODUCTS AND CAPABILITIES
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $4,160.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Harold Rogers

Shannon Boles
Leslie Cupp
Victoria Ewing
Kevin Fromer
Michael Higdon
Roger Libby
Sarah Paff
William Smith



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.