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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

Wilderness Society


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,662.08


Traveler: Sara Barth (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: CALIFORNIA (SIERRA RANGE)
Purpose: VIEWING NATIONAL FORESTS FOR POSSIBLE WILDERNESS DESIGNATION
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $240.00
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, TRUCKEE, CLAVEC RIVER AREA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $959.09
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ARIZONA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Traveler: Edith Thompson (from the office of Wayne Gilchrest)
Destination: BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO PALM SPRINGS THEN FROM PALM SPRINGS TO BWL AIRPORT
Purpose: TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,179.00
source

Traveler: Timothy Aiken (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL-PALM SPRINGS, CA-DULLES INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: OBSERVE & RECEIVE BRIEFINGS ON CHALLENGES CONFRONTING SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT AND NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM IN GENERAL
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
source

Traveler: Lara Levison (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEMS CHALLENGES TO THE SYSTEM BY VISITING THE SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,110.09
source

Traveler: Richard Healy (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: PALMS SPRINGS CA
Purpose: TOUR SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT. MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
source

Traveler: Meghan Conklin (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING TOUR OF THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM (NLCS) WITH A TOUR OF THE SANTA ROSA NATIONAL MONUMENT NEAR PALM SPRINGS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $923.90
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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.