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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*

Derek Harley


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,909.55


Trips traveled under the office of Wally Herger

Destination:
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,609.04
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS -- THIBODAUX, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RE: THE LOUISIANA SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY IN PARTICULAR, AND THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN GENERAL; INCLUDED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TOUR OF CANE FIELDS AND CUTTING OPERATION; TOUR OF PROCESSING FACILITY; DISCUSSION(S) OF INDUSTRY-WIDE CONCERNS, INCLUDING B
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $860.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA TO WENATCHEE, NA
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RE: PUBLIC POWER AND WATER
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,639.89
source

Destination: SAN FRAN TO FRESNO, CA TO BIG CREEK, CA
Sponsor: Southern California Edison
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP AND TOUR OF SCE'S BIG CREEK HYDRO FACILITY AND NEIGHBORING LANDS (E.G. FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE)
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,501.05
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL, BI-PARTISAN FACT-FINDING TRIP (INCLUDED MEETINGS, PRESENTATIONS AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS, HOMELAND SECURITY, MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY, TORT REFORM AND OTHER ISSUES PENDING BEFORD CONGRESS)
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $616.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DANA POINT, CA (VDA LOS ANGELES/LA)
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP RE: MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,346.81
source

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP AND TOUR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY AND OTHER CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN FLORIDA AND NATIONALLY
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: DaVita Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE: DIALYSIS AND RELATED FEDERAL ISSUES (INCLUDED TOUR OF TREATMENT FACILITY; MEETINGS WITH NEPHROLOGISTS AND PATIENTS; BRIEFINGS (RE: MEDICARE, OTHER ISSUES)
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,489.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE: AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS (ASC)-INCLUDED TOUR OF 2 ASCS-BRIEFINGS FROM FASA MEMBERS/STAFF; ATTENDED SEVERAL SESSIONS OF FASA ANNUAL MTG
Date: May 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,997.26
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Derek Harley.


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.