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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

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  • 09.11.14

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  • 09.10.14

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Office of

Steve Israel


Total cost of 25 office trips: $94,256.92


Trips by Steve Israel
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $62,472.11

Destination: BOSTON LOGAN
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 6, 2001
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO AIPAC MEMBERSHIP
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,189.00
source

Destination: TOUR OF NORTH-SHORE-LIJ HOSPITALS AND DISCUSSION OF THEIR FEDERAL NEED
Sponsor: NORTH SHORE-LONG ISLAND JEWISH HOSPITALS
Purpose: TOUR OF NORTH SHORE-LIJ HOSPITALS AND DISCUSSIONS OF THEIR MEDICARE/NIT CONCERNS AND NEEDS.
Date: Apr 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $455.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Touro College
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2002
Expense: $462.00
source

Destination: LONG ISLAND, NY - NEW YORK CITY, NY - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TOUR OF NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $689.18
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO MEET WITH ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LEADERS REGARDING THE MIDDLE EAST PROCESS.
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (12 days)
Expense: $10,829.60
source

Destination: JFK-FLL-IAD
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $706.76
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA-HYDERABAD, INDIA-MUMBAI, INDIA-DHAKA, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: DELEGATION VISIT TO INDIA TO MEET WITH POLITICAL AND BUSINESS LEADERS, DISCUSS DEFENSE AND FINANCIAL POLICIES
Date: Jan 2, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $20,270.26
source

Destination: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
Sponsor: INSTITUTE OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES (ISEAS) FOR 1/10-1/15 AND 1/18 COMMUNICATIONS CONSORTIUM MEDIA CENTER (SRI LANKA PORTION) 1/15-1/17
Purpose: COLLECT INFORMATION ON TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS AND HOMELAND SECURITY
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $14,996.20
source

Destination: TEL AVIV-JERUSALEM AND TRAVEL WITHIN ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TO SEE FIRSTHAND THE PRESSING ISSUES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, PARTICULARLY DISENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $12,649.11
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Israel

Francis Creighton
Deborah Darcy
Priya Dayananda
Matthew Larkin
Heather Mchugh
Mark Siegel
Jonathan Vogel



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.