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.

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.

Back to The Data

Trips sponsored by

Organization for Tropical Studies


Total cost of 26 trips: $46,107.75


Traveler: Kenneth Flanz (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: STUDY ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS IN TROPICAL COUNTRIES
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,067.00
source

Traveler: Deb Fiddelke (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACED BY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN THE TROPICS
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,067.00
source

Traveler: Andrea Tebbe (from the office of Ray Lahood)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,067.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Johnson (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,067.00
source

Traveler: Susan Mers (from the office of David Price)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL (U.S. DECISION MAKERS COURSE)
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,067.00
source

Traveler: David Watkins (from the office of James Hansen)
Destination:
Purpose: TROPICAL STUDIES
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,873.91
source

Traveler: Gene Smith (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,362.22
source

Traveler: Jennifer Barrett (from the office of Mark Udall)
Destination:
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN OTS U.S. DECISIONMAKERS COURSE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS IN TROPICAL COUNTRIES
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,360.00
source

Traveler: Abbie Meador (from the office of John Olver)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC - COSTA RICA
Purpose: COURSE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN TROPICAL COUNTRIES
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,362.20
source

Traveler: Bill Wicker (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN OTS'S 2003 U.S. DECISION-MAKERS COURSE. PROGRAM DIRECTLY ADDRESSES THE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACED BY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES-IN THE TROPICS, EXEMPLIFIED BY PROJECTS AND SITES IN C.R.
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Traveler: Nicole Kroetsch (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: TO STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACED BY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN THE TROPICS AND EXAMINE PROJECTS & SITES IN COSTA RICA
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,020.00
source

Traveler: Amy Fraenkel (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: U.S. DECISION MAKERS COURSE ON CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT ISSUES FOR HILL STAFF AND OTHER SENIOR STAFF
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,795.00
source

Traveler: Lloyd Ritter (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, INCLUDING TROPICAL FORESTRY, CONSERVATION AND URBAN SEQUESTRATION
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,360.00
source

Traveler: Paul Brotherton (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: COSTA RICA LECTURES-FIELD TRIPS IN PARKS AND RESEARCH STATIONS.
Purpose: FACT FINDING IN COSTA RICA. ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,895.00
source

Traveler: Jason Grove (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Purpose: STUDYING BIODIVERSITY PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES
Date: Mar 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,095.00
source

Traveler: Alison Fox (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL COURSE ON FORESTRY AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Michael Zehr (from the office of Mitch Mcconnell)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: POLICY MAKER'S COURSE ON CONSERVATION AND BIODIVERSITY
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Christy Plumer (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: ORGANIZATION FOR TROPICAL STUDIES-DECISION MAKING CAUSE FOR US POLICY MAKERS
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Michael Goo (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: ATTEND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY PROGRAM
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Tina Kaarsberg (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose:
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Jessica Lenard (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: SAN JUAN, COSTA RICA
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL DECISION MAKERS COURSE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES-STUDIES INCLUDED ECOSYSTEM BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED GLOBALLY, AND CURRENT INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS (INCLUDING TRADE AND CONSERVAT
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,044.00
source

Traveler: Loretta Beaumont (from the office of C.W. Young)
Destination: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Purpose: TO ATTEND A DECISIONMAKERS COURSE ON TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS FOR GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Feb 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Brian Bonlender (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOR TROPICAL FORESTS AND IMPACTS OF AMERICAN POLICIES EFFECTING TROPICAL COUNTRIES AND THEIR POLICIES EFFECTING THE UNITED STATES
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,047.00
source

Traveler: Helen Hardin (from the office of Zach Wamp)
Destination: SAN JOSE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 28, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $2,288.35
source

Traveler: Geoffrey Brown (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: EXAMINE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN THE TROPICS. ATTENDING US DECISION MAKERS COURSE
Date: May 29, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $830.29
source

Traveler: Janine Benner (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: U.S. DECISION-MAKERS COURSE ON ECOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL FACTORS SHAPING RESOURCE USE AND CONSERVATION IN LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES
Date: May 29, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,295.78
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.