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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

Don Nickles


Total cost of 112 office trips: $304,648.74


Trips by Don Nickles
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $82,961.39

Destination: ST. THOMAS
Sponsor: Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,531.98
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Beer Institute
Purpose: SPEAK - KEYNOTE, BEER INSTITUTE WINTER RETREAT
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,386.54
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $12,200.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $970.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,777.67
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,470.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Lincoln Club of Northern California
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $5,875.07
source

Destination: GEORGIA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE AUGUSTA PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,646.56
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,993.54
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,900.00
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,975.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $10,208.36
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: SPEECH AT CLARK BARDES FEDERAL POLICY GROUP
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,579.60
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,647.80
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,010.47
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,082.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $9,706.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Don Nickles

Derek Albro
Amy Angelier
Kathryn Barr
W Bret Bernhardt
Daniel Brandt
Daniel Branelt
Cara Duckworth
Katherine Gumerson
Stacey Harley
Megan Hauck
Rachel Hensler
Jody Hernandez
Don Kent
Matthew Kirk
Chan Klingensmith
J Mclane Layton
Stacey Lowder
Hazen Marshall
Marlo Meuli
Diane Moery
Stephen Moffitt
Lee Morris
Aaron Mullins
Maureen O'neill
Michael Osburn
K Gayle Osterberg
Anne Oswalt
David Pappone
Roy Phillips
Jennifer Quinlan
Brook Simmons
Margaret Stewart
Eric Ueland
C Stewart Verdery
Binyamin Zomer



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.