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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*

Laverne Alexander


Total cost of 18 trips: $34,950.31


Trips traveled under the office of Donald Payne

Destination:
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (11 days)
Expense: $6,026.08
source

Destination: ST. LUCIA ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2004 DELEGATION TO ST. LUCIA & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,831.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: 2004 CONGRESSIONAL CARIBBEAN CAUCUS STAFF RETREAT
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,702.15
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN TRADE MINISTERIAL/CONGRESSIONAL CARIBBEAN COUNCIL
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - QUITO, ECUADOR
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: III BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE AT THE XXXIV OAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,668.51
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,130.81
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: II BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE AT THE XIV IBEROAMERICAN SUMMIT HEADS OF STATE AND HEADS OF GOVERNMENT
Date: Nov 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,282.80
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Council for Opportunity in Education
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY FOR MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,688.55
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,248.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Council for Opportunity in Education
Purpose: COUNCIL FOR OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION BOARD MEETING
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $831.85
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT; HEADS OF STATES AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS RELATIONS BETWEEN U.S. AND CARIBBEAN NATIONS
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,982.69
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF CAREER COLLEGES
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,168.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: All Kinds of Minds
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $625.71
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN CAUCUS STAFF RETREAT
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Destination: SUNNY ISLES, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S IV ANNUAL BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE
Date: Jun 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,185.07
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: CORD BLOOD BANK AND TRANSPLANT CENTER SITE VISIT FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $738.48
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "FREEDOM TO PROSPER"
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,048.10
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Laverne Alexander.


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.