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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*

Rachel Post


Total cost of 7 trips: $6,787.36


Trips traveled under the office of Vernon Ehlers

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC AND CHICAGO
Sponsor: NATIONAL FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION (DELMONTE FOODS, NESTLE USA, KRAFT FOOD, UNILEVER U.S., INC.)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FIELD STUDY: AGRICULTURE, LABOR, AND NUTRITION PURPOSES
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Youth Policy Forum
Purpose: EDUCATION POLICY FACT-FINDING TRIP: VISITS TO INNOVATIVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK CITY
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $542.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: University of Phoenix
Purpose: DISTANCE EDUCATION/HIGHER EDUCATION FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.89
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON PENSION REFORM
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: STUDY OF CAREER COLLEGE OPERATIONS
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,108.45
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: HEALTH FACILITIES TOUR AND MEDICARE/MEDICAID FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,287.44
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ABOUT CORD BLOOD AND TRANSPLANTS
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $679.58
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Rachel Post.


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.