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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

Brigham Young University


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,937.44


Traveler: Gordon Smith (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONVOCATION/CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $433.00
source

Traveler: Robert King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONVOCATION/SYMPOSIUM
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $433.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UTAH - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AT SPRING 2001 GRADUATION
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,609.91
source

Traveler: Gordon Smith (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: SALT LAKE CITY IDAHO
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 7, 2001
Expense: $632.50
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UT
Purpose: PRESENTATIONS TO FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $667.53
source

Traveler: Robert King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Purpose: SPEECH-PRESENTATION TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $667.53
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Purpose: SPEAKER AT A CONFERENCE ON APRIL 30
Date: Apr 28, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $312.20
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Purpose: DELIVER COMENCEMENT ADDRESS FOR MARRIOTT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AT UNIVERSITY
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,301.77
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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.