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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*

Michael Rawson


Total cost of 12 trips: $24,058.56


Trips traveled under the office of Conrad Burns

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: DETERMINE TRENDS IN HIGH-TECH SECTOR TO FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MONTANA
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,355.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PROTECT FUTURE OF FREE, OVER-THE-AIR TELEVISION FOR MT WHILE DELIVERING BENEFITS FROM DIGITAL TRANSACTION
Date: Apr 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $997.89
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: US-Asia Network
Purpose: OPEN UP AND EXPAND MARKETS IN KOREA FOR MT COMPANIES TO CREATE HIGH-TECH JOBS IN MT
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA'S NATIONAL SHOW
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,460.92
source

Destination: KAZAKHSTAN
Sponsor: International Tax and Investment Center
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN'S ECONOMY AND TRADE
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $11,120.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO EXPLORE WAYS TO BETTER BRING BROADBAND TO RURAL AREAS OF MONTANA
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $548.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE MOST EFFICIENT TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION TO PRESERVE NEWS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION FOR MONTANANS
Date: Apr 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.66
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: EDS AND AFCEA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jun 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $955.70
source

Destination: BILLINGS, MONTANA
Sponsor: Bresnan Communications
Purpose: TO DETERMINE THE BEST WAYS TO BUILD-OUT BROADBAND AND E-911 CAPABILITIES OVER CABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $732.00
source

Destination: DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: TECHNOCOM
Purpose: TO EXAMINE CUTTING-EDGE E-911 GEOLOCATION TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE MONTANA'S EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Aug 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,521.84
source

Destination: BRECKENRIDGE, CO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, INTRADO, VONAGE
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND HOW E-911 TECHNOLOGIES APPLY TO VOICE-OVER-IP (VOIP) SERVICES, AND HOW THESE SERVICE APPLY TO RURAL MONTANA
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ISSUES RELATED IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS IN RURAL MONTANA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,566.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Rawson.


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.