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From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

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  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Dana Johnson


Total cost of 10 trips: $18,966.28


Trips traveled under the office of Ric Keller

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: PBI
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20%)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP VISITING SUGARCANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.48
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Mchugh

Destination: GERMANY, BELGIUM, FRANCE
Sponsor: ASSOC. OF POSTAL SERVICE PROVIDERS: BUNDESVERBAND DER POSTDIENSHEISTER
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING TOUR-POSTAL & REGULATORY ISSUES
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,720.00
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND INDUSTRY PROJECTIONS RELATED TO U.S. NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,979.13
source

Destination: LAKE PLACID, NY
Sponsor: US Olympic Committee
Purpose: INSPECT OLYMPIC TRAINING FACILITY & EVENT VENUES
Date: Feb 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $118.00
source

Destination: SARANAC LAKE, NY & ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: Healthcare Association of New York State
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF RURAL & URBAN HOSPITAL FACILITIES.
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $621.23
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN AND KENTING NATIONAL PARK, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE & THE OLYMPIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (AN ENTITY OF NEW YORK STATE)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INSPECTION OF OLYMPIC FACILITIES
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $172.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: SAP America Inc
Purpose: DEMONSTRATIONS AND BRIEFINGS TO HIGHLIGHT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND POTENTIAL APPLICATION FOR HOMELAND SECURITY AND NATIONAL DEFENSE NEEDS.
Date: Jun 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,951.44
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dana Johnson.


American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.