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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*

Christine Heggem


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,825.15


Trips traveled under the office of Conrad Burns

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,696.00
source

Destination: MONTANA
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TIMBER PRODUCTION ISSUES AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES IN NORTHWEST MONTANA
Date: Aug 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $520.00
source

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: GENERAL ATOMIC IS HOPING TO EXPAND THEIR LABORATORY OPERATIONS, POSSIBLY TO BOZEMAN. MOST OF THEIR FIDERALLY CONTRACTED BUSINESS COMES OUT OF THE ENERGY & H2O BILL
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,276.29
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND NRECA'S NATIONAL CONVENTION AND LEARN ABOUT CURRENT CONCERNS FROM A MONTANA AND NATIONWIDE PERSPECTIVE
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,145.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO TOUR OFF-SHORE DRILLING RIG
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $748.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY FORUM RE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY, NATURAL GAS AND OTHER POWER ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.86
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,327.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christine Heggem.


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.