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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*

Kerry Mckenney


Total cost of 16 trips: $27,579.68


Trips traveled under the office of Donald Payne

Destination: ATHENS, GREECE
Sponsor: CENTER OF EUROPEAN STUDIES & HUMANITIES
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE-"THE RESTITUTION OF THE PARTHENON MARBLES
Date: May 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,760.00
source

Destination: CLEWISTON AND BELLE GLADE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE & SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE CULTIVATION, HARVESTING, PROCESSING, REFINING AND MARKETING OF SUGARCANE
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $829.00
source

Destination: DOMINICA - ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Sponsor: Ross University
Purpose: MEET WITH FACULTY AND STUDENTS, TOUR CAMPUS & PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,723.53
source

Destination: AVIATION-RELATED MEETINGS & TOURS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS SAFETY, EFFICIENCY AND OTHER AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND MEETINGS & BRIEFINGS ON ECONOMIC AND SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,372.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TO ATTEND AN ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Destination: D.C. TO VERNON, NJ
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Purpose: TO VIEW THE HIGH LANDS AREA, AND RECEIVE BRIEFINGS, PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $390.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: ST. LUCIA ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN COUNCIL'S 2004 DELEGATION TO ST. LUCIA & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,831.50
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,248.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT, HEADS OF STATE AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CARIBBEAN NATIONS
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,982.69
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE (CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT)
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: All Kinds of Minds
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF EDUCATIONAL ISSUES AND ON-SITE PROGRAM VISIT
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $560.10
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN CAUCUS STAFF RETREAT
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS AND DISCUSSIONS OF ISSUES RELATED TO THE ECONOMY, TAXES AND TRADE
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. PRIORITIES, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS, AND U.N. MANAGEMENT
Date: Jun 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $507.65
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kerry Mckenney.


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.