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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

American College of Surgeons


Total cost of 14 trips: $10,610.38


Traveler: Morna Miller (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Purpose: DAY IN SURGERY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $581.00
source

Traveler: Michael Hacker (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: DETROIT, MI
Purpose: OBSERVE MEDICAL CARE AT DETROIT AREA HOSPITALS
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $575.00
source

Traveler: Maria Castillo (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: ST. MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER, RICHMOND, VA
Purpose: TO VISIT THE OPERATING ROOM AT ST. MARY'S TO LEARN FIRST-HAND ABOUT SURGERY, PATIENT CARE, SURGICAL TRAINING, AND MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT ISSUES.
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $270.00
source

Traveler: Michael Hacker (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $810.00
source

Traveler: Lisa Kidder (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ALLOW STAFF TO EXPERIENCE DAILY LIFE OF SURGICAL RESIDENTS AND LEARN ISSUES IMPORTANT TO MEDICAL COMMUNITY
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Sara Traigle (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION - OSCHNER MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Super (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS "DAY OF SURGERY"
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Katie Murtha (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: A DAY OBSERVING SURGERY
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Denise Giuliano (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: FACT FINDING-OBSERVING SURGERY MEETING WITH DOCTORS & RESIDENT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Jim Greenwood (from the office of Jim Greenwood)
Destination:
Purpose: LUNCHEON SPEAKER AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS ANNUAL MEETING.
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $325.91
source

Traveler: Bill Frist (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $677.48
source

Traveler: Robert Herriott (from the office of Phil Gingrey)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: CONFERENCE-MEMBER SPEECH
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $812.64
source

Traveler: Michael Burgess (from the office of Michael Burgess)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS' BOARD OF GOVERNORS ON HEALTH POLICY
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.95
source

Traveler: Barry Brown (from the office of Michael Burgess)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HEALTH POLICY DOCUMENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $806.40
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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.