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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

US Committee for the United Nations Population Fund


Total cost of 5 trips: $18,189.02


Traveler: Kelly Fitzgerald (from the office of Robert Borski)
Destination: RABAT, MOROCCO; MARRAKECH, MOROCCO; OUARZAZATE, MOROCCO
Purpose: FIRST HAND EXAMINATION OF INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING ACTIVITIES AND NGO WORK IN MOROCCO
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $7,680.00
source

Traveler: Lindsey Brill (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: TO VISIT THE HEALTH AND POPULATION PROGRAMS OF THE UN POPULATION FUND IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,568.53
source

Traveler: Julie Cohen (from the office of Herbert Kohl)
Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RELATING TO U.S. FUNDING FOR INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, HIV/AIDS, AND FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,568.53
source

Traveler: Joseph Crowley (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS FUNDED BY UNFPA AND USAID
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,649.06
source

Traveler: Kristin Wells (from the office of John Conyers)
Destination: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE PROCESS OF RESETTLING REFUGEES WHO ENTER THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE U.S. REFUGEE PROGRAM AND TO MEET WITH BOSNIAN, HMONG AND SOMALI REFUGEES ABOUT THEIR ADMISSION AND RESETTLEMENT EXPERIENCES
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $722.90
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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.