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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

World Wildlife Fund


Total cost of 8 trips: $27,881.36


Traveler: Thomas Burris (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: KENYA, AFRICA
Purpose: TO FAMILIARIZE AND EDUCATE THE DELEGATION OF THE CRITICAL ROLE CONSERVATION PLAYS IN PROMOTING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THE US AND OTHER COUNTRIES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Greer (from the office of F. Allen Boyd)
Destination: KENYA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Ray Smith (from the office of Ander Crenshaw)
Destination: KENYA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $2,547.92
source

Traveler: Christine Pollack (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO NAIROBI, KENYA (VIA LONDON, ENGLAND). IN KENYA: CHYULU HILLS, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, KIUNGA MARINE NATIONAL RESERVE, MASAI MARA
Purpose: OBSERVE VARIOUS CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AROUND KENYA AS LEAD STAFFER FOR CONGRESSMAN E. CLAY SHAW JR., WHO IS CO-CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Johanna Polsenberg (from the office of Tom Udall)
Destination: KENYA, AFRICA
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: EXPLORE US SPONSORED CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN KENYA - PROJECTS SPONSORED BY WORLD WILDLIFE FUND AND USAID. EXPLORE REGIONAL SECURITY AND COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS IN EAST AFRICA. STUDY EFFECTS OF THE US STATE DEPARTMENT'S TRAVEL WARNING ON KENYA.
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Jesse Price (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: TO VIEW LAND AND ANIMAL CONSERVATION AND STOW AND SHIP PROGRAMS FUNDED IN PART BY THE WWF AND TO OBSERVE THE IMPACTS OF THESE PROJECTS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Date: Dec 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,715.92
source

Traveler: Rick Limardo (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO CONSERVATION
Date: Dec 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
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.