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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*

Charles Cooke


Total cost of 10 trips: $17,483.61


Trips traveled under the office of Bart Gordon

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR, EDUCATION ON OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY ISSUES
Date: Jul 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $323.04
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO ACCOMPLISH BRIEFINGS BY THE NATIONAL GRID USA AND ITS BRITISH PARENT TO REVIEW THE BENEFITS OF INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND INCENTIVE REGULATION, ADVANCEMENTS IN ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION R&D, D
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,529.41
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: NATIONAL OCEAN INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TOURED EXXON-MOBIL'S HOOVER/DIANA OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION PLATFORM AND RECEIVED BRIEFINGS ON THE COMPANY'S DEEPWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION PROGRAM, ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY PROGRAMS. DISCUSSED R&D NEEDS AND ACTIVITIES
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $768.81
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA, NANA, JAPAN
Sponsor: Asan Foundation
Purpose: TO BECOME MORE FAMILIAR WITH SOUTH KOREA AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCREASED U.S.-KOREAN TRADE AND BETTER TRADE RELATIONS.
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $6,689.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION WITH THE COMPANY UTILITY RESTRUCTURING AND ISSUES AFFECTING NUCLEAR POWER.
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $913.96
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO RECEIVE BRIEFING AND TOURS OF GENERAL ATOMICS' FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES IN FUSION SCIENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS OTHER GENERAL ATOMICS PROGRAMS.
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,319.37
source

Destination: DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Integrated Waste Services Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A TOUR ON WASTE-TO-ENERGY AND RECYCLING FACILITIES AS WELL AS MEET WITH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE SOLID WASTE INDUSTRY.
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,601.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS CONSERVATIVE FORUM
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONGRESSMAN HALL IN A PANEL DISCUSSION BEFORE THE TEXAS CONSERVATIVE FORUM ON THE OUTLOOK FOR ENERGY LEGISLATION.
Date: Sep 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $790.11
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-JEKYLL ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AT THE CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT AND MAYOR'S SUMMIT OF THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC AUTHORITY OF GEORGIA (MEAG) ON ELECTRIC RESTRUCTURING, ENERGY POLICY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND SCIENCE IN FORMING ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGU
Date: Nov 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $725.71
source

Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO BE HELD ON MIT CAMPUS
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $822.60
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Charles Cooke.


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.