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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

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?

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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*

Emmett O'keefe


Total cost of 6 trips: $8,573.46


Trips traveled under the office of Byron Dorgan

Destination: BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TO TOUR THE FACILITIES AND TO MEET WITH ESPN OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS TELECOMMUNICATION POLICY
Date: Jan 25, 2002
Expense: $571.32
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASS. FOR COMP. TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, LEVEL 3 SPIRIT, PEGASUS COMM., TELECORDTA TECH., VERSIGN INC., XD COMMUNICATIONS, AND NAT'L ASS. OF RECORDING MERCHANDIZERS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE "TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE"
Date: Feb 22, 2002
Expense: $251.14
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO VISIT SBC FACILITIES IN CALIFORNIA. IT WILL BE INVOLVE SEMINARS AND DISCUSSIONS ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,051.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR HIGH TECH FACILITIES AND PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS ON POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,053.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2005 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,847.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES AND LEARN ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY AT THE NYORK CAR SHOW
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Emmett O'keefe.


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.