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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*

Kimberly Parker


Total cost of 8 trips: $17,069.90


Trips traveled under the office of Bobby Rush

Destination: SEA-TAC
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR MICROSOFT CAMPUS FACILITY
Date: Aug 14, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $1,723.56
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT-PALO ALTO-SO. SAN FRANCISCO-SANTA ROSA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: TOUR BIOTECHNICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL, MEDICAL DEVICE FIRMS AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,829.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-AVIGNON, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO TOUR FRENCH NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: Dec 9, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,922.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL TO WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Sugar Cane League
Purpose: INSPECT SUGARCANE HARVESTING, REFINING, PACKAGING AND SHIPPING
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $845.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR AND TOUR OF SBC FACILITIES
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,178.45
source

Destination: BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO TOUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA
Date: Nov 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,763.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO INSPECT PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING PLANTS
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,373.75
source

Destination: SEATTLE-TACOMA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR MICROSOFT FACILITIES AND TECH FEST
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,434.24
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kimberly Parker.


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.