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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*

Pete Leon


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,293.23


Trips traveled under the office of Eliot Engel

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: TOUR BROADBAND & CLE CORDER PROCESSING CTRS
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: BRIEFING ON SOBPRIME LENDING/TOUR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Date: May 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $499.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: General Building Contractors of New York
Purpose: GROUND ZERO TOUR
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,505.98
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,142.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: STAFF MEDIA CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,601.34
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,624.47
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE/TRADE SHOW
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,161.44
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Forbes

Destination: ROUNDTRIP TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING & SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY EXECUTIVES
Purpose:
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $534.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Pete Leon.


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.