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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

Richard Gephardt


Total cost of 37 office trips: $101,496.87


Trips by Richard Gephardt
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $13,440.82

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees)
Purpose: ADDRESS THEIR ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 27, 2000
Expense: $1,163.00
source

Destination: BOSTON-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: ATLH
Purpose: ADDRESS ATLA NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $607.42
source

Destination: CHICAGO,IL
Sponsor: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $151.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: ATLA YEARLY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $801.50
source

Destination: ATTEND MTGS OF AFL-CIO CONVENTION
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL MTGS
Date: Mar 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,270.90
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: TO BE PART OF STUDENT PROGRAM
Date: May 23, 2004
Expense: $8,099.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, CANADA
Sponsor: Sunbelt Communications Co
Purpose: TO MEET W/ UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS FROM US COLLEGES RE: EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 29, 2004
Expense: $1,348.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Gephardt

Edith Bernards
Robert Cogorno
James Davis
Matt Davis
Steve Elmendorf
William Frymoyer
Charles Jefferson
Sean Kennedy
Kris Kolluri
Moses Mercado
Michael Messmer
Daniel Navisky
Elizabeth O'hara
Shanti Ochs
Maura Policelli
Daniel Turton
Geoff Werth



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.