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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

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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 by*

Kelly Cole


Total cost of 7 trips: $15,279.23


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: ATTEND NATIONAL CABLE CONVENTION/SPEAK ON PANEL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHANGES IN CABLE INDUSTRY, SPEAK ON PANEL ABOUT BROADCAST ISSUES.
Date: May 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,359.99
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT BROADCAST INDECENCY ISSUES
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,362.86
source

Destination: HIGH SIERRAS HYAN FACILITY
Sponsor: Southern California Edison
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT HYAN-ELECTRIC FACILITIES AND ENERGY GENERATION
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,409.60
source

Destination: ISTAMBUL, IZMIR, ANKERA TURKEY
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT TRADE W/ TURKEY, NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES, TELECOM POLICY
Date: Aug 13, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $7,221.00
source

Destination: GREENVILLE, SC
Sponsor: Michelin North America Inc
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT TIRE SAFETY AND R & D ACTIVITIES
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $383.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT VOIP, CABLE ISSUES, DECENCY ISSUES
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,478.29
source

Destination: ATTEND SATELLITE LAUNCH
Sponsor: SES Americom
Purpose: ATTEND SATELLITE LAUNCH TO LEARN ABOUT SATELLITE SERVICES
Date: Dec 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.89
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kelly Cole.


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.