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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*

James Conzelman


Total cost of 31 trips: $75,437.64


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: LAS VEGAS TO DENVER
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $879.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: NATIONAL MS SOCIETY
Purpose: 1ST PLACE PRIZE FOR M.S.S BIKE TOUR
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $920.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,320.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS-ORLANDO FLORIDA-WASH. DULLES
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEAKING PARTICIPANT, FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,695.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Sprint Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $929.00
source

Destination: PONTE VEDRA, FLA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT ON POLICY ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,532.33
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPANT/FACT FINDING
Date: May 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,112.00
source

Destination: BILLINGS, MT
Sponsor: PPL Corporation
Purpose: SEMINAR AND FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,262.11
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FIND STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,533.38
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Sep 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,925.90
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,641.15
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MS SOCIETY
Purpose: 1ST PLACE 2000 BIKE TOUR
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (15 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: CHATHAM, MASS
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: PANEL MEMBER AND FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,060.75
source

Destination: PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S MEETING
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,016.19
source

Destination: PERTHSHIRE-EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND-D.C.
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,042.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 17, 2001
Expense: $395.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER W. VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT - FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV
Sponsor: STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $266.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,064.77
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: American Council of Life Insurance
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON OFFICIAL PANEL FACT-FINDING
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,498.22
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $10,265.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC R/T TO KONA, HI
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,397.01
source

Destination: DC TO MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,702.15
source

Destination: BERN, BRIENZ, BASEL, GENEVA, ZURICH
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.79
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT, FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,635.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: DENVER COLORADO-KEY BISCAYNE-WASH. DC
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKER ON PANEL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $3,019.71
source

Destination: ROBAT, MOROCCO-CASABLANCA-MARVAKECH
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,655.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James Conzelman.


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.