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Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

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Office of

Lynn Woolsey


Total cost of 20 office trips: $65,806.85


Trips by Lynn Woolsey
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $57,434.35

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Coalition for Peace Action
Purpose: SPEAK AT 21ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $294.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA-SINGAPORE-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: IMDI - SINGAPORE BOARD ROOM BRIEFING
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,350.40
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL-MONTGOMERY, AL-SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: VISIT HISTORICAL CIVIL RIGHTS SITES IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,170.00
source

Destination: WA # 790 - SF/PHOENIX - WA # 1282 PHOENIX/SF
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,294.12
source

Destination: TOKYO NARITA AIRPORT - OSAKA KANSAI
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: TO CREATE A CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE ON ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THE U.S. AND JAPAN
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $14,240.85
source

Destination: SANTA ROSA, CA-SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $278.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE/JAMAICA/MIAMI/S.F.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,395.96
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO/FRANKFURT/HELSINKI - HELSINKI/FRANKFURT/WASH, DULLES
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,875.00
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $626.70
source

Destination: DALLAS, FT WORTH/CANCUN/DALLAS, FT WORTH
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,383.20
source

Destination: MIAMI/BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,533.50
source

Destination: San Francisco, Denver, Cancun, Houston, San Francisco
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: To participate in a conference on education reform
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,128.40
source

Destination: WASH. NATIONAL-JFK-TEL AVIV TEL AVIV-JFK-SF
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $8,864.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lynn Woolsey

Brian Fishman
Carisa Henze
Allegra Jones
Stacey Leavandosky
Eric Powers



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.