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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

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Office of

Richard Pombo


Total cost of 165 office trips: $241,508.78


Trips by Richard Pombo
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $20,534.81

Destination: NELSON, NEW ZEALAND
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 15, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $10,120.20
source

Destination: TOUR CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER IN L.A.
Sponsor: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Purpose: TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $928.58
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $263.00
source

Destination: SHIMONOSEKI
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Purpose: CHAIR MEETING OF THE SUSTAINABLE USE PARLIAMENTARIANS UNION
Date: May 16, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,594.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-DEARBORN, MI
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co
Purpose: ATTEND FORD CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $691.86
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL FUND AND NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: RING THE OPENING BELL AT THE STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,055.78
source

Destination: WESTIN MISSION HILLS, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $880.71
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Pombo

Cynthia Ahwinona
Jack Belcher
Kathleen Benedetto
Kristen Bossi
Thomas Brierton
Harry Burroughs
Jessica Carter
Kurt Christensen
Meghan Conklin
Alissa Connor
Michael Correia
Jay Cranford
Steven Ding
Lindsay Doll
Teresa Fierro
Christopher Fluhr
Christopher Foster
Lucas Frances
Nicole Goehring
Robert Gordon
James Hall
Douglas Haye
Richard Healy
Robert Howarth
Tod Hull
Laura Hylden
Amelia Jenkins
Joshua Johnson
Brian Kennedy
Daniel Kish
J Stevens Lanich
Amanda Lawson
Joanna Mackay
Matt Miller
Michael Olsen
James Ottem
Tracey Parker
Jeffrey Petrich
Joshua Rolph
Vince Sampson
Kristin Schrader
Todd Smith
Whitney Smith
Marla Sousa
Matthew Street
Amy Taylor
Erica Tergeson
Daniel Val Kish
Seth Voyles
Catherine Ware
David Watkins
Kiel Weaver
David Whaley
Todd Willens
Ryan Yates
David Zacher
Jennifer Zuccarelli



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.