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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*

Vince Sampson


Total cost of 12 trips: $15,789.58


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Pombo

Destination: RAPID CITY, SD, PIERRE, SD, WHEATLAND, WY
Sponsor: Missouri River Energy Services
Purpose: TO TOUR OHOI DAM, MISSOURI BASIN POWER PLANT TO UNDERSTAND NEEDS OF SMALL MUNICIPAL POWER PRODUCERS
Date: Jul 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,394.62
source

Destination: FLAGSTAFF, AZ, PAGE, AZ
Sponsor: Colorado River Energy Distributors Association
Purpose: TO TOUR HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES AND DISCUSS RELATED ISSUES SUCHAS SOIL EROSION AND EFFECTS ON ENDANGERED/THREATENED SPECIES
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,135.10
source

Destination: WENATCHEE, WA - CHELAN, WA - LEVENWORTH, WA
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT HYDROPOWER RESOURCES ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER AREA. IN ADDITION TO UNDERSTAND PUBLIC POWER AND ITS ROLE IN THE REGION
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,297.53
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO VISIT CAMPUS AND DISCUSS RANGE OF ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGIES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,282.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES WITHIN THE MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $920.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: TO TOUR THE PINEDALE NATURAL GAS FACILITY IN PINEDALE, WY
Date: Aug 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $277.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Independent Petroleum Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AT THE LAND ACCESS STRATEGY MEETING
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.08
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO PREVIEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT MAY BE DEPLOYED TO ADDRESS NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,731.44
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND SCI'S ANNUAL CONVENTION AND ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON FISH & WILDLIFE ISSUES
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $990.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Family Farm Alliance
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL DISCUSSING WATER ISSUES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $673.60
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: TO VISIT HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES IN OR WA, DISCUSS ESA: NEPA ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,492.92
source

Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Sponsor: Duke University
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION TO ATTENDEES OF THE CURRENT & EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AT DUKE UNIVS. THE PRESENTATION WAS ON THE NEPA TASK FORCE
Date: Jun 15, 2005
Expense: $170.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Vince Sampson.


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.