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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

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    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.
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Office of

Kay Granger


Total cost of 27 office trips: $127,188.76


Trips by Kay Granger
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $34,926.93

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Texas Governor's Commission for Women
Purpose: TX WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Mar 4, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $618.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS AND BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE
Purpose: SPEECH AT THEIR ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,704.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DALLAS/FT. WORTH - ROME, ITALY - DALLAS/FT. WORTH
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,876.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ISTANBUL, TURKEY TO DFW
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: INAUGURAL VISIT BY TURKISH CAUCUS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $14,367.00
source

Destination: KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, NAPA VALLEY, CA., MONTEREY, CA.
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,186.18
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,914.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BC
Sponsor: RADIO SHACK PAID FOR THE AIRFARE. THE MEMBER PERSONALLY COVERED ALL OTHER EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRIP
Purpose: TO VIEW, AND DO FACT-FINDING, ON A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN VANCOUVER THAT IS SIMILAR TO A DEVELOPING PROJECT IN FORTH WORTH
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,680.25
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: ATTEND ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROAD LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,181.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Kay Granger

Nora Bomar
Christina Clayton
Robert Head
Johnnie Kaberle
Barrett Karr
Joe O'rourke



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.