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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*

Paula Nowakowski


Total cost of 18 trips: $35,772.16


Trips traveled under the office of John Boehner

Destination: FIRST HEALTH KEY CLIENT WORKER'S COMPENSATION FORUM
Sponsor: First Health Group Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK AT FIRST HEALTH WORKER'S COMPENSATION KEY CLIENT FORUM
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,628.96
source

Destination: SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: VISIT CUTTING EDGE HIGH TECH. FACILITIES AND HEAR EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,712.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: VIEW FASHION DESIGNS PRODUCED BY STUDENTS OF THE 2-YEAR DEGREE PROFESSIONAL COLLEGE
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,661.40
source

Destination: HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICAN PANNING CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Destination: ATTEND THE FIDM ANNUAL FASHION GALA
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: ATTEND THE FIDM ANNUAL FASHION GALA
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,245.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: College Loan Corporation
Purpose: TOUR CLC LOAN FACILITIES AND ATTEND BRIEFINGS RELATED TO THE HIGHER EDUCATION REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,499.00
source

Destination: TRENTON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Educational Testing Service
Purpose: SPECIAL BRIEFING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, ISSUES RELATED TO THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT REAUTHORIZATION AND OTHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $410.05
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS THE VARIOUS PROPOSALS FOR THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,048.50
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL REPUBLICAN RETREAT-CONGRESS OF TOMORROW
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $784.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - HALF MOON BAY, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: VISIT CUTTING EDGE HIGH TECH FACILITIES AND TO HEAR EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON POLICY ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,226.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Education Finance Council
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT ANNUAL EDUCATION FINANCE COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Date: Mar 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,918.78
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Center for Civic Education
Purpose: TO OBSERVE ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED AS PART OF A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND THE US CENTER FOR CIVIC EDUCATION
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,134.05
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: U.S. CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EXCHANGE 2004 DELEGATION
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $10,337.38
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PENSION REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination: WEST VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ANNUAL BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: SPEAKER AT FORUM ON FINANCIAL AID
Date: Feb 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,533.54
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: ATTEND THE FIDM ANNUAL EVENT
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,463.40
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Education Finance Council
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT EFC'S 13TH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,548.10
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Paula Nowakowski.


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.