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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

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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*

Shahira Knight


Total cost of 10 trips: $10,446.89


Trips traveled under the office of William Thomas

Destination:
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,252.00
source

Destination: SESSION FORM 2003 LOS ANGELES BENEFITS CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Society of Pension Actuaries
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT PENSION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,370.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PENSION AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION PANEL
Date: Mar 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,659.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE OF TAX-EXEMPT BONDS IN FINANCING HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $805.70
source

Destination: ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF COURSE, GAINESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ECONOMIC POLICY RETREAT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $377.39
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: TAX COUNCIL'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; I SPOKE ON THE PENSION PANEL
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,359.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT AND CLUB AVENTURA, FLA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SIA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; I SPOKE ON THE TAX PANEL
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,495.80
source

Destination: HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL-THE BARCLAY NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Wall Street Tax Association
Purpose: WSTA'S ANNUAL GOVERNMENT SEMINAR
Date: Oct 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $702.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: SPOKE ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL AT THE CONGRESSIONAL PENSION REFORM RETREAT AND PARTICIPATED IN OTHER PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ANNUAL BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shahira 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.