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From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Clare Coleman


Total cost of 9 trips: $10,811.87


Trips traveled under the office of Nita Lowey

Destination: ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE
Purpose: SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $845.78
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: SOCIETY FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH, & GLAXO, AMENEAN HOME PRODUCTS, CYTYC, HUMEINEI, WEBMD
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON WOMEN'S HEALTH
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $576.00
source

Destination: ITHACA, NY
Sponsor: Planned Parenthood
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH
Date: May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,288.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: COTE D'HOME & BUKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: STUDY US GOV'T-FUNDED HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Destination: TRUMBELL, CT; NY, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: VIEW NASDAQ'S MARKET OPERATIONS/BRIEFING ON STOCK MARKET
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $869.68
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,979.69
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NY STOCK EXCHANGE, GOLDMAN SACHS
Purpose: TO MEET W/ FINANCIAL SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES & VISIT THE NY STOCK EXCHANGE TRADING FLOOR
Date: Oct 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $491.70
source

Destination: WDC-ALBANY NY-NYC
Sponsor: FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL AT NYS FPA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN THE STATE CAPITOL
Date: Jan 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $363.70
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Clare Coleman.


American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.