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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*

Stacey Lowder


Total cost of 8 trips: $17,008.67


Trips traveled under the office of Don Nickles

Destination: GERMANY
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,964.26
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
source

Destination: NORTH CAROLINA - CHARLOTTE, CONCORD, WILMINGTON
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 26, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,140.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,442.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & INFORMATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,501.41
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,908.31
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULATORY ISSUES IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.82
source

Destination: REDMOND, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES AND THEREFORE THE NECESSARY LEGISLATION REFORMS TO ADDRESS SUCH ADVANCES
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,146.37
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Stacey Lowder.


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.