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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*

Karen Kimball


Total cost of 6 trips: $6,995.90


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP IS TO TOUR GENERAL ATOMICS HEADQUARTERS RESEARCH FACILITIES AND TO RECEIVE BRIEFINGS ON R&D PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY GENERAL ATOMICS. THESE R&D ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: MAGNETIC AND INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION; ADVANCED ACCELERATOR APPLICA
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,152.67
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Destination: SUNOCO REFINERY, SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL & REFINERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO VIEW A REFINERY OPERATION
Date: Jun 15, 2001
Expense: $106.50
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Destination: URANCO COMPENHURST URANI ENRICHMENT PLANT; PART OF BORROW-PNTL NUCLEAR TRANSPORT; BNFL SELLAFIELD HLW PLANT; THORP REPROCESSING PLANT; AMIERS HQ
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: SITE VISIT AND BRIEFINGS ON A COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (14 days)
Expense: $3,875.75
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Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: A TWO-DAY FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE PROPOSED SITE FOR THE DOE-MANAGED HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE REPOSITORY. THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN REPOSITORY IS BEING DESIGNED FOR FINAL HANDLING AND STORAGE OF HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND NUCLEAR FUEL FROM UNIVERSITY A
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $909.72
source

Destination: HERSHEY PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE'S THIRD ANNUAL NEI GOVERNMENTALAFFAIRS WORKSHOP AND TO PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PANELS, SPECIFICALLY THE FIRST PANEL DISCUSSION AT 8:00 A.M., SATURDAY MORNING TITLED "LEGISLATIVE PANEL ON COMPETITION A
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $339.00
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Destination: WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION (WHOI)
Sponsor: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Purpose: AN IN-DEPT TOUR OF THE WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION AND DETAILED DISCUSSIONS REGARDING CURRENT SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS INCLUDING MODELING TECHNIQUES, ASSESSMENTS OF RISKS, LIMITATIONS OF CURRENT SCIENCE, AREAS OF FURTHER STUDY.
Date: Aug 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $612.26
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Karen Kimball.


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.