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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*

Kathryn Scott


Total cost of 15 trips: $15,317.17


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, PLANT CITY, LAKE WALES FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $823.92
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT TOBACCO PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $552.72
source

Destination: CHESAPEAKE FARMS, MD
Sponsor: EI du Pont de Nemours and Co
Purpose: TOUR FARM & DISCUSS BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Oct 30, 2000
Expense: $63.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: HUMAN GENOME SCIENCES & BIO
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOTECH DEVELOPMENTS
Date: Nov 14, 2000
Expense: $51.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC; ST. LOUIS, MO; MEMPHIS, TN; GREENVILLE, MS; NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION & ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,271.24
source

Destination: IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO
Sponsor: Food Producers of Idaho Inc
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF IDAHO AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $816.71
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: St Louis Agri-Business Club
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT AGRICULTURE & BUSINESSES AROUND ST. LOUIS
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.25
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination:
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $622.72
source

Destination: WICHITA, KANSAS
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: DISCUSS INDUSTRY CONCERNS REGARDING FOOD SAFETY & COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,912.30
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA DEPT. OF AG & CONSUMER SERVICES FLORIDA FARM BUREAU, FLORIDA FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: REVIEW STATE & FEDERAL COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING LAWS
Date: Jul 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $943.50
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Oregon Association of Nurseries
Purpose: DISCUSS NURSERY INDUSTRY OF OREGON & SUDDEN OOK DEATH
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,584.27
source

Destination: WINNIPEG, MANITOBA & CALGARY, ALBERTA
Sponsor: Government of Canada
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE INTEGRATED NORTH AMERICAN AG INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source

Destination: GREENSBORO, PINEHURST & KITTY HAWK, NC
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTH CAROLINA FARM BUREAU
Purpose: DISCUSS AG ISSUES IMPORTANT TO NC PRODUCERS
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $222.54
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kathryn Scott.


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.