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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*

Jim Stowers


Total cost of 7 trips: $14,936.97


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND VICINITY
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: LOS ANGELES AREA CONGRESSIONAL MACHINE TOOL PLANT TOUR
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $965.83
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,657.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA (AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER)
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $297.48
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AND SEMINARS CONDUCTED BY THE ASPEN INSTITUTE AND THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Voices for America's Children
Purpose: TO REPRESENT SEN. LINCOLN AT AWARDS LUNCHEON HELD IN HER HONOR
Date: Jun 21, 2004
Expense: $588.20
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AND SEMINARS CONDUCTED FOR THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,030.40
source

Destination: VIETNAM
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF TRIP TO EXAMINE CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE POTENTIAL OF ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND VIETNAM
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $4,851.06
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jim Stowers.


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.