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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

Greg Walden


Total cost of 44 office trips: $107,540.77


Trips by Greg Walden
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $33,632.38

Destination: KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON-MITCHELL, OREGON-THE DALLAS, OR
Sponsor: Bates Investment Company
Purpose: OBSERVE AND DISCUSS BLM ACCESS ISSUES ACROSS PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS
Date: Jul 8, 2000
Expense: $428.00
source

Destination: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS 2001 CONVENTION
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; SPEAKER ON LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PANEL
Date: Apr 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,498.20
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN - KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $14,424.02
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON TO MEDFORD, OREGON
Sponsor: DR Johnson Lumber Company
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF FEDERAL FORESTRY ISSUES
Date: Apr 2, 2002
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,291.25
source

Destination: MEDFORD, OREGON TO PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Erickson Air-Crane Inc
Purpose: FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUE DISCUSSION - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 13, 2002
Expense: $150.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,328.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA, PA - PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: OFFICIAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND CONGRESSIONAL PANEL PARTICIPATION AT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS CONVENTION
Date: Oct 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,537.72
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR-LAS VEGAS, NV-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: NAB CONFERENCE; PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,702.14
source

Destination: RENO, NV - LAS VEGAS, NV - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: NAB CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,873.05
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Greg Walden

Matthew Byrne
Jeff Enger
Paul Griffin
Brian Hard
Valerie Henry
Brian Macdonald
Colby Marshall
Justen Rainey
Lindsay Slater
John Snider
Troy Tidwell



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.