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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

Lexington Institute


Total cost of 20 trips: $42,049.12


Traveler: Ken Miller (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: AIRCRAFT CARRIER, USS CONSTELLATION, CA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE FLIGHT OPERATIONS OF USS CONSTELLATION
Date: Oct 15, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $170.00
source

Traveler: Rob Neal (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Traveler: Dana Mcgilton (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: HAVANA, VERODERO, SANTIAGO
Purpose: EXPLORE CUBA TRADE OPTIONS & BENEFITS
Date: Jan 1, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,313.50
source

Traveler: Hilda Solis (from the office of Hilda Solis)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,584.00
source

Traveler: Wm. Lacy Clay (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: ST. LOUIS-MIAMI-HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,367.00
source

Traveler: Vic Snyder (from the office of Vic Snyder)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,254.50
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Emerson (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: HAVANA, VARADERO & SANTIAGO, CUBA
Purpose: EXPLORE CUBA TRADE OPTIONS & BENEFITS
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,420.50
source

Traveler: Stephen Lynch (from the office of Stephen Lynch)
Destination: TRAVEL TO CUBA-BOSTON-MIAMI-HAVANA
Purpose: OFFICIAL MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,420.50
source

Traveler: William Delahunt (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: HAVANA
Purpose: EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESSES AND FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $869.00
source

Traveler: Steven Schwadron (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: HAVANA
Purpose: EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESSES AND FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $869.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Rehberg (from the office of Dennis Rehberg)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: TRADE MEETINGS (WHEAT)
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Traveler: Nita Lowey (from the office of Nita Lowey)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: US-CUBA RELATIONS; POLICY
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: C.L. Otter (from the office of C.L. Otter)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Traveler: Jeff Flake (from the office of Jeff Flake)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, MEETINGS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: Dennis Moore (from the office of Dennis Moore)
Destination: MIAMI, HAVANNA
Purpose: MEET CUBAN TRADE OFFICIALS, DISSIDENTS, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: William Delahunt (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: HAVANA
Purpose: INVESTIGATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Emerson (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: MIAMI TO HAVANA TO VARADERO TO HAVANA TO MIAMI
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND RESEARCH FOR FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: John Tanner (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: MIAMI - HAVANNA
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES W/ CUBA
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: Jeff Flake (from the office of Jeff Flake)
Destination: PHOENIX-MIAMI-CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,121.00
source

Traveler: Wally Herger (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO HAVANA CUBA TO SACRAMENTO CA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,502.00
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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.