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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

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Trips by*

Greg Thomas


Total cost of 6 trips: $6,838.91


Trips traveled under the office of J. Gresham Barrett

Destination: AIKEN, SC
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: ATTEND DISTRICT EVENT, TOUR SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, WORK OUT OF DISTRICT OFFICE
Date: Oct 3, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $415.14
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP.
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,092.70
source

Destination: RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC)
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $862.87
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: THIS TRAVEL SERVES AS A FACT-FINDING TRIP TO DISCOVER THE RELATION BETWEEN THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND OUR NATION'S CAPITAL MARKETS
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $779.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TO STUDY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ECONOMICS AND TAX POLICY
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, UK-LIVERPOOL, UK-CUMBRIA, UK-LONDON, UK
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: TO COMPARE HOW NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT ISSUES CONFRONTING THE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE ARE MANAGED AT SIMILAR SITES IN EUROPE, AND SPECIFICALLY THE U.K.
Date: May 29, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,082.20
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Thomas.


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.