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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*

Patricia Knight


Total cost of 15 trips: $16,461.27


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE FOR SENIOR HILL STAFF REGARDING RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING MEDICARE REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Council on Health Care Economics and Policy
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Date: May 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $435.38
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MAJOR HEALTH ISSUES BEFORE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $187.00
source

Destination: THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Sponsor: WellPoint Health Networks
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO ADDRESS ISSUES BEFORE THE 107TH CONGRESS SUCH AS MANAGED CARE, MEDICARE DRUG COVERAGE, ANTITRUST EXEMPTION & UNISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,080.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT MERCK-MEDCO'S AUTOMATED PHARMACY TO LEARN HOW MANAGED PHARMACEUTICAL CARE PROGRAMS IMPROVE PATIENT CARE BEFORE HEALTH COSTS AND NOW THEY PLAY A ROLE IN ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT FOR THE MEDICARE POP
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,240.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY; SEATTLE WASHINGTON; REDMOND, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE OFFICIAL PRODUCT LAUNCH OF MICROSOFT OFFICE XP IN NEW YORK CITY; GAIN FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ON THE INNOVATIONS TAKING PLACE AT MICROSOFT; AND PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH MICROSOFT EXECUTIVES
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: BELGIUM
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: TO VISIT A STATE-OF-THE-ART VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY, AND TO DISCUSS VACCINE SHORTAGE, SAFETY WORLD HEALTH, AND BIOTERRORISM POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,947.71
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: NATIONAL NUTRITIONAL FOODS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ADDRESS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ATTEND THE NATIONAL NUTRITION FOODS ASSN. ANNUAL CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Jun 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $983.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: TO PROVIDE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WITH A MULTI-SECTOR VIEW OF THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,499.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $389.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST AND MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: American College Of Gastroenterology Inc
Purpose: THE PURPOSE IS TO EDUCATE STAFF ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER AND SCREENING TESTS CURRENTLY COVERED BY THE MEDICARE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,518.09
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: PHARMAVITE INC
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AARP ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,025.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING STAFF TRIP ON THE BIOMEDICAL INDUSTRY IN CALIFORNIA
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,869.09
source

Destination: WHITE SULFER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTEND THE BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFFS RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patricia Knight.


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.