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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

Amgen Inc


Total cost of 9 trips: $18,767.67


Traveler: Sarah Walter (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Purpose: TOUR AMGEN FACILITIES
Date: Oct 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,020.00
source

Traveler: Kim Zimmerman (from the office of Ben Nelson)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: TO MEET WITH AMGEN OFFICIALS TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR PHARMACEUTICALS
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,009.41
source

Traveler: Pat Bousliman (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: VISIT TO AMGEN'S SEATTLE FACILITY. TRIP WILL INCLUDE DISCUSSION OF MEDICARE PAYMENT FOR RENAL DIALYSIS AS WELL AS ISSUES SURROUNDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIOTECH INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF MONTANA
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,525.00
source

Traveler: Brian Nagle (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL POLICIES ON THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND DIALYSIS TREATMENT CENTERS
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,990.26
source

Traveler: Kaitlin Mccolgan (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,992.91
source

Traveler: Karlin Mcneill (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: CONGRESSIONAL TRIP TO AMGEN HELIX FRESLIH SOCIATY WA
Purpose: TOUR OF AMGEN FACILITY AND DIALYSIS CLINIC
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,915.62
source

Traveler: Matt Sulkala (from the office of F. Allen Boyd)
Destination: NEW YORK-SEATTLE-DCA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,395.18
source

Traveler: Nicholas Shipley (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEATTLE, WA (ROUND TRIP)
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING HEALTH CARE, COSTS, AND DIABETES TREATMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,133.13
source

Traveler: Jaime Herrera (from the office of Cathy Mcmorris)
Destination: DCA REAGAN NATIONAL TO SEATTLE, WA SEATTLE TO SPOKANE (WA)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP TO AMGEN HELIX FACILITY AND TO NORTH WEST KIDNEY CENTER TO LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE AMGEN IN PLAYING IN PRODUCING BIOTECH MEDICATION FOR THINGS LIKE KIDNEY FAILURE
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,786.16
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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.