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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

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Trips sponsored by

University of Illinois


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,666.55


Traveler: Anne Marie Murphy (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $934.43
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: ORD
Purpose: ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR, REUNION WEEKEND 2000 GALA
Date: Sep 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,371.00
source

Traveler: Adam Magary (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM/SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $807.43
source

Traveler: Jennifer Myers (from the office of Ray Lahood)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: UIC - PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,013.43
source

Traveler: Michelle Yahng (from the office of John Shimkus)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: EDUCATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,009.43
source

Traveler: Joseph Leventhal (from the office of Timothy Johnson)
Destination: MEDICAL EDUCATION
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $851.93
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE CONVOCATION SPEECH
Date: May 4, 2001
Expense: $0.00
source

Traveler: Paul Sarbanes (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE PAUL DOUGLAS LECTURE
Date: Feb 17, 2004
Expense: $2,199.00
source

Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: NEW YORK - CHAMPAIGN, IL - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SPEAKER, MEDIA REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $479.90
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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.