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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

    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.

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Office of

Barbara Boxer


Total cost of 34 office trips: $117,054.79


Trips by Barbara Boxer
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $69,172.17

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE JFK SCHOOL/COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,436.29
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $6,338.60
source

Destination: CAYMAN ISLANDS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,671.10
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HI
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT AN AIPAC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,728.02
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,000.82
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,345.20
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: CALIFORNIA TRADE
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,910.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,241.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $8,260.60
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD COLUMBIA
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,016.96
source

Destination: THE WESTIN MISSION HILLS IN RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT, 2003
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,285.92
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,208.68
source

Destination: SUNDANCE, UTAH
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,347.98
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Shepardson Stern & Kaminsky
Purpose: SPEAK AT 100 DAYS OF ACTION EVENT TO BENEFIT GENOCIDE INTERVENTION FUND
Date: Jun 1, 2005
Expense: $381.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Barbara Boxer

Sara Barth
John Hess
Alyn Levin-Hadar
Sean Moore
Laurie Sacoff
Laurie Saroff
Daniel Sepulveda
Rachel Steinback



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.