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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

Jeff Sessions


Total cost of 59 office trips: $106,824.60


Trips by Jeff Sessions
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $21,685.35

Destination: DITCHLEY PARK, ENSTONE, CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ditchley Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON "INTERNATIONAL ACTION ON ILLEGAL DRUGS"
Date: Mar 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,322.75
source

Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL
Sponsor: A CONFERENCE ASSOCIATION OF 4 GROUPS: NATIONAL DEFENSE/INDUSTRY ASSOC., U.S. ARMY SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND, ARMY SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE ASSOC., AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY ASSOC., C/O SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEECH TO SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 23, 2000
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL TO ORANGE BEACH, AL
Sponsor: AAA Cooper Transportation
Purpose: TO GET TO ORANGE BEACH IN SHORT TIME PERIOD TO SPEAK TO ALABAMA TRUCKERS ASSOCIATION MEETING
Date: Apr 21, 2001
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BIRMINGHAM, AL
Sponsor: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SPEECH AT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
Date: May 26, 2001
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE/RETREAT
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,345.29
source

Destination: GREENBRIER RESORT, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN SENATORS WORKING RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: GADSDEN, AL TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING OF ALABAMA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE AND SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN GROUP DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 4, 2002
Expense: $1,370.65
source

Destination: POINT CLEAR, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: ATTEND, SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN BUSINESS COUNCIL OF ALABAMA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $938.04
source

Destination: FLIGHT FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TOUR OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN-COURTLAND FACILITY (GOT TO HUNTSVILLE BY AUTOMOBILE)
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
source

Destination: THE CLOISTER, SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: SPEAK AT AWAKENING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,098.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,760.00
source

Destination: THE CLOISTER, SEA ISLAND, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: SPEAK AND PARTICIPATING AT AWAKENING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,919.40
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMMAGE TO ALABAMA
Date: Feb 13, 2004
Expense: $793.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND TOYOTA EXPANSION ANNOUNCEMENT IN MONTGOMERY
Date: Sep 24, 2004
Expense: $562.70
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE/BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,027.52
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor America
Purpose: ATTEND HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA GRAND OPENING CEREMONY
Date: May 20, 2005
Expense: $575.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jeff Sessions

Barron Avery
Michael Brumas
Armand De Keyser
Rick Dearborn
Kira Finkler
Archibald Galloway
Gerald Gilligan
Ed Haden
Alan Hanson
Stormie Janzun
Margaret Jeffreys
Mary Susan Jones
John Kennedy
Anthony Leigh
John Little
Charlotte Montiel
Cindy Pate
Heather Sawyer
William Smith
Mary Alice Tyson
Kelly Williams



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.