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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*

Melissa Bartlett


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,068.36


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: TRAVELED TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO VISIT BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,405.55
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM/CHA
Purpose: HEALTH STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $234.00
source

Destination: TRAVELED TO AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: TEXAS MEDICAL FOUNDATION/AMERICAN HEALTH QUALITY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO VISIT WITH TEXAS QIO AND MEET WITH PROVIDERS USING QIO SERVICES
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $598.90
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING AND SITE VISIT
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,050.61
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: ATTEND A CONGRESSIONAL FAMILIARIZATION PROGRAM AT UVA REGARDING ISSUES PERTAINING TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $277.05
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING NURSING HEALTHCARE QUALITY AT THE BEDSIDE "TRANSFORMING CARE AT THE BEDSIDE" PROGRAM
Date: Aug 11, 2005
Expense: $480.34
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO AMGEN, MEDTRONIC, AND UCLA TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE OF BIOMEDICAL R&D AND MANUFACTURING AND HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,973.91
source

Destination: CHANTILLY, VA
Sponsor: QUEST DIAGNOSTICS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT AND TOUR OF QUEST DIAGNOSTICS NICHOLS INSTITUTE, CHANTILLY, VIRGINIA
Date: Aug 31, 2005
Expense: $48.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Melissa Bartlett.


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.