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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

National Center for Family Literacy


Total cost of 11 trips: $8,714.47


Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: SEVERAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE FOR THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR FAMILY LITERACY TO DISCUSS FAMILY LITERACY
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,459.14
source

Traveler: William Goodling (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $418.00
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: TENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILY LITERACY, MARCH 18-20 IN DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILY LITERACY
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $969.23
source

Traveler: Lauren Gibbs (from the office of Raul Grijalva)
Destination: ORLANDO
Purpose: SPEAKING AT SEVERAL POLICY WORKSHOPS
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $971.70
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE, ATTEND CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $919.00
source

Traveler: Sally Lovejoy (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: DULLES/ORLANDO AIRPORT
Purpose: PANEL TO DISCUSS FAMILY LITERACY IN THE HEAD START ACT
Date: Mar 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $984.00
source

Traveler: Lauren Gibbs (from the office of Raul Grijalva)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD MEETING ON BEHALF OF THE CONGRESSMAN
Date: Apr 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $531.30
source

Traveler: Laura Schiebelhut (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAMS OF THE NCFL'S HISPANIC FAMILY LITERACY INITIATIVE
Date: Apr 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $315.20
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: SPEAK AT NCFL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $485.00
source

Traveler: Susan Brown (from the office of Anne Northup)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: 2005 FAMILY LITERACY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 25, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $396.90
source



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.