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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*

Damon Nelson


Total cost of 7 trips: $11,745.29


Trips traveled under the office of Devin Nunes

Destination: BIG CREEK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Southern California Edison
Purpose: HIGH SIERRA WORKSHOP AND TOUR THE BIG CREEK HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES. TO OBTAIN INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE RELICENSING OF OUR NATION'S HYDROELECTRIC RESOURCES; TO ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ISSUES AND BENEFITS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.87
source

Destination: FRESNO, CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: California Agricultural Leadership Alumni Association
Purpose: THE 2003 ALA WASHINGTON, D.C. EDUCATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $955.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: PERFECTWAVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Purpose: DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP AND TOUR OF ADCS, INC. FACILITIES IN POWAY, CALIFORNIA. TO OBTAIN INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES BY PERFECTWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, HST, GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, PURE-O
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,784.40
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Council of Farmer Co-ops
Purpose: TO GET A FIRST-HAND PERSPECTIVE OF THE WIDE-VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES THAT FARMER-OWNED COOPERATIVES PERFORM
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,290.57
source


Trips traveled under the office of George Radanovich

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,075.99
source

Destination: GROTON, CT - NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: TOUR OF PHARMACEUTICAL FACILITIES
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,151.86
source

Destination: TINDOUF, ALGERIA
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: VISIT SAHARAWI REFUGEE CAMPS
Date: Mar 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,086.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Damon Nelson.


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.