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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

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Office of

Ernest Istook


Total cost of 28 office trips: $91,427.32


Trips by Ernest Istook
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $72,810.57

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: UNION STATION TO THE GREENBRIER TO UNION STATION
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD.
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $441.00
source

Destination: OKLAHOMA CITY TO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Washington Policy Center
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE & NEEDS.
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,258.63
source

Destination: PRAGUE TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Center for First Principles
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - MEETINGS WITH US EMBASSY & GOVT. OFFICIALS IN EUROPE.
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $17,819.68
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT BEFORE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. MEETING.
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,621.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,611.00
source

Destination: LIHUE, KAUAI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND 2004 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $12,850.75
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY TO HAWTHORNE, NY
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Purpose: TOUR IBM NY RESEARCH FACILITIES
Date: Oct 1, 2004
Expense: $387.92
source

Destination: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK TO CHINA
Sponsor: Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO EXPAND TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN OKLAHOMA AND CHINA
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $13,848.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: MEMBER-SPOUSE RETREAT ON "HISTORICAL MEMORY & HEALING"
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,128.28
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC TO CHICAGO, IL. TO LOS ANGELES, CA. TO KONA, HAWAII. RETURN FROM KONA, HAWAII TO CHICAGO, IL TO OKC, OKLAHOMA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE AAAE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $12,239.02
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.41
source

Destination: FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CLUB FOR GROWTH'S ECONOMIC WINTER CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,859.30
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY AND THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE ON ENTITLEMENT REFORM
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,856.58
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ernest Istook

John Albaugh
Kurt Conrad
William Duncan
Deborah Shelby
Micah Swatford
Devery Youngblood



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.