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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*

Jennifer Platt


Total cost of 8 trips: $12,356.47


Trips traveled under the office of Katherine Harris

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC
Sponsor: PHRMA, ELI LILLY, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, MERCK
Purpose: TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE RESEARCH PROCESS BEHIND DRUG MANUFACTURING
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,086.45
source

Destination: SARASOTA, FL-RALEIGH, NC-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: SAS INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SAS AND THEIR FINANCIAL SERVICES CLIENTS EFFORTS TO ADHERE TO SARBANES-OXLEY AND PATRIOT ACT REGULATIONS AND TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP INDUSTRY TO MEET DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $929.30
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO EXAMINE SELF REGULATING FUNCTIONS IN LIGHT OF DECENT SECURITIES SCANDALS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $941.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-INDIA-NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: GATHER INFORMATION & EXAMINE HEALTH ISSUES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $5,783.00
source

Destination: NYC-WAS
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO EXAMINE SPECIALIST AND MARKET SYSTEM IN TERMS OF PRICE DISCOVERY AND NEW MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE OF THE EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $712.79
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: YAHOO! VANTU, SPRINT, SBCA, NCTA, LUCENT, AMAZON.COM MICROSOFT, LEVEL (3), E/A INFINEM, AT&T, ACT, ALCATEL
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TRENDS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS RELATED TO THE FIELD OF HIGH-TECH.
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $631.68
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE DUE DILIGENCE AND BUSINESS REALITIES OF THE SECONDARY MARKET ON SUB-PRIME LOANS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: COL. TECH. & INTERNET ASSOC. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, UNITED STATES TELE. ASSOC.
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY & REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES & RELATED INDUSTRIES, SUCH AS MANUFACTURERS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,457.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jennifer Platt.


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.