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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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  • 09.10.14

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Office of

Kent Conrad


Total cost of 77 office trips: $155,670.67


Trips by Kent Conrad
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $57,041.17

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
Date: Dec 28, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,360.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,002.70
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF US NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $8,611.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,297.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,995.12
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,328.00
source

Destination: GRAND FORKS, ND
Sponsor: Marketplace of Ideas/Marketplace for Kids Inc
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS-EVENT
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,684.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION PRIMARILY IN THE AREA OF AGRICULTURE
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,142.00
source

Destination: MIAMI BEACH, FLA
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,218.36
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,134.50
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,454.00
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLA
Sponsor: National Workforce Association (NWA)
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL WORKFORCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $814.29
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Kent Conrad

Stephen Bailey
Mary Jennifer Cantrell
Rock Cheung
Neleen Eisinger
Jim Esquea
Robert Foust
Timothy Galvin
Lindsey Henjum
Aaron Hunter
Kirk Johnson
James Klumpner
Sarah Kuehl
Lisa Linnell
Thomas Mahr
Sean Neany
Sue Nelson
Anissa Rogness
Kelsey Rood
Wallace Rustad
Chris Thorne
Zabyn Towner
Bob Van Heuvelen



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.