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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*

Stephen Higginbothom


Total cost of 13 trips: $16,017.05


Trips traveled under the office of Thad Cochran

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: St Louis Agri-Business Club
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF ST. LOUIS AREA AGRI-BUSINESS INTERESTS.
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $640.69
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $298.00
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: EDUCATION TOUR OF RURAL ELECTRIC FACILITIES; FOCUSING ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND CHALLENGES FACING THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SOUTHERN ALABAMA
Sponsor: Georgia Peanut Commission
Purpose: TOUR PEANUT GROWING REGION AND PEANUT SHELLING FACILITIES
Date: May 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,166.90
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Universal Leaf Tobacco Co
Purpose: TOUR TOBACCO FARMS AND A TOBACCO LEAF PROCESSING FACILITY
Date: Aug 27, 2004
Expense: $438.88
source


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: CORY, N.C. - ST. LOUIS MO - MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR AT VARIOUS SECTOR INDUSTRY ASPECTS
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,068.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Zell Miller

Destination: D.C.-RALEIGH N.L. ST. LOUIS MO-MEMPHIS TN-GREENVILLE MS-NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,271.24
source

Destination: SAVANNAH GA, DOUGLAS GA, ALBANY GA, COLUMBUS GA, ATLANTA GA
Sponsor: Southern Southeastern Inc
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION TOUR-SOUTHEAST CONGRESSIONAL TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,001.52
source

Destination: LUBBOCK, TX AND PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: VIEW METHODS OF COTTON PRODUCTION, MANUFACTURING AND IRRIGATION IN THE SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,414.31
source

Destination: RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION CROP LIFE AMERICA
Purpose: TOUR RESEARCH FACILITIES LOCATED IN RESEARCH TRIANGLE, FOCUS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $573.50
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FL
Sponsor: Southern Peanut Farmers' Federation
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FEDERATIONS ANNUAL MEETING AND ACCEPT AN AWARD ON BEHALF OF SENATOR MILLER
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $815.51
source

Destination: THIBODAUX LA-NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: LOUISIANA SUGAR INDUSTRY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $733.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: BIOTECHNOLOGY FACILITIES TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $995.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Stephen Higginbothom.


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.