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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

Rob Portman


Total cost of 27 office trips: $49,721.70


Trips by Rob Portman
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $12,628.91

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Carpenters Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 24, 2000
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: DC-ST. MICHAEL'S MARYLAND VIA CAR
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2002
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN WEF ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $270.00
source

Destination: CINCINNATI/ZURICH/WASHINGTON
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN PARTICIPATED IN FORUM
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,907.84
source

Destination: 2 NIGHTS AT THE INN AT PERRY CABIN, ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN ELECTED LEADERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CANNON HOB-ROBERT TRENT JONES CLUB-DULLES AIRPORT
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: AEI ECONOMIC POLICY CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $765.86
source

Destination: CANNON HOB-TIDES INN, IRVINGTON, VA-RICHMOND AIRPORT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rob Portman

Daniel Bucci
Kyle Downey
Rob Lehman
Barbara Pate
Robert Schellhas



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.