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Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

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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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Trips sponsored by

Jewish Community Relations Council(s)


Total cost of 24 trips: $86,857.69


Traveler: Stanton Bullock (from the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
Destination: ISRAEL & JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING-ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST/PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: David Williams (from the office of Michael Forbes)
Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING-ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST/PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Jim Messina (from the office of Carolyn Mccarthy)
Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING, ISRAEL-MIDDLE EAST, PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,393.00
source

Traveler: Jameel Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING - ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Christopher Connell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING-ISRAEL/MIDDLE BASE/POACO PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Ryan (from the office of Anthony Weiner)
Destination: ISRAEL / JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING - ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST/PORCO
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: John Calvelli (from the office of Eliot Engel)
Destination: ISABEL-JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING - ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST/PASCA
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Matthew Traub (from the office of Nita Lowey)
Destination: ISRAEL & JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT-FINDING RE: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Steve Hall (from the office of Sue Kelly)
Destination: ISRAEL / JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING, ISRAEL-MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Kiersten Stewart (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: ISRAEL/JORDAN
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT-FINDING-ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,493.00
source

Traveler: Stuart Gottlieb (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: BUSINESS
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,956.10
source

Traveler: Charles Schumer (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH ISRAELI LEADERS
Date: Jul 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $12,218.00
source

Traveler: Bradley Tusk (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH ISRAELI LEADERS
Date: Jul 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,650.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: NEWARK-ISRAEL-NEW YORK
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,392.89
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose:
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,875.76
source

Traveler: Barbara Mikulski (from the office of Barbara Mikulski)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH
Date: Feb 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $337.54
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,596.90
source

Traveler: Anthony Weiner (from the office of Anthony Weiner)
Destination: TEL AVIV (ISRAEL)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,510.90
source

Traveler: Eliot Engel (from the office of Eliot Engel)
Destination: LONDON - ISRAEL - NEW YORK
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,441.20
source

Traveler: Mark Kennedy (from the office of Mark Kennedy)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING - LEARNING VIABLE INFORMATION REGARDING HOMELAND SECURITY, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,727.80
source

Traveler: John Kline (from the office of John Kline)
Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS, FACT-FINDING MISSIONS
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,727.80
source

Traveler: Michael Capuano (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $5,810.40
source

Traveler: Kate Auspitz (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $3,461.40
source

Traveler: Jeffrey Thomas (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK; TEL AVIV, ISRAEL; SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: EXPOSURE TO VIEWS AND ISSUES OF MIDDLE EAST PEACE WITH NGO'S AND GOV'T OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,321.00
source



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.