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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*

Shannon Smith


Total cost of 14 trips: $15,917.32


Trips traveled under the office of Susan Collins

Destination: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: CHICAGO COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS/SOUTH AFRICAN INST. OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,061.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Durbin

Destination: WASHINGTON TO MALAWI
Sponsor: Save The Children
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO UNITED NATIONS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $542.90
source

Destination: AIRLIE, VA
Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Barbara Lee

Destination: ROME TO CALABRIA, IT
Sponsor: NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE IDEAS BETWEEN ITALIAN OFFICIAL AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,871.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, TRUCKEE, CLAVEC RIVER AREA
Sponsor: Wilderness Society
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $959.09
source

Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Ploughshares Fund
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL SEMINAR
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $319.76
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $229.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-SHEPERDSTOWN, WV
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $309.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: May 25, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,647.63
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-FAIRBANKS-ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE-FARIBA
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY, NATURAL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON DRILLING, ENERGY, AND WILDERNESS ISSUES
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,532.48
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $315.72
source

Destination: ARIZONA
Sponsor: Wilderness Society
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Ploughshares Fund
Purpose: MEETING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $331.84
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shannon Smith.


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.