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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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Institute for Democratic Strategies


Total cost of 8 trips: $34,141.60


Traveler: Atonte Diete-Spiff (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
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Traveler: Craig Albright (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: EQUATORIAL GUNiEA, AFRICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
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Traveler: Harold Boyd (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
source

Traveler: Faith Blackburne (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
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Traveler: Malik Chaka (from the office of Benjamin Gilman)
Destination: MALOBO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA VIA DOULA, CAMERON
Purpose: OBSERVE EQUATORIAL GUINEA LOCAL ELECTIONS
Date: May 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,476.00
source

Traveler: Russell Thomasson (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: SCHRAWI REFUGEES CAMPS/WESTERN SAHARA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Traveler: John Denning (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: SAHRAWI REFUGEE CAMPS/WESTERN SAHARA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,535.00
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Traveler: Sharon Waxman (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: WESTERN SAHARA
Purpose: REFUGEE CAMP VISIT
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,425.00
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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.