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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*

Laura Vaught


Total cost of 10 trips: $18,340.43


Trips traveled under the office of Rick Boucher

Destination: KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL TOUR-LEARNING ABOUT AGRICULTURE IN KENTUCKY
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $552.72
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: AMTRAK, ALSTOM TRANS, BOMBARDIER, RAILWAY PROGRESS INSTITUTE
Purpose: STUDY AMTRAK WEST COAST OPERATIONS
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,832.00
source

Destination: HILTON PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: TOUR OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY FACILITIES-ENERGY ROUNDTABLE
Date: Jan 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,987.75
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TOUR AND DISCUSS RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES AND RELEVANT ISSUES
Date: Feb 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Energy Northwest
Purpose: FACT FINDING OF NUCLEAR, WIND, SOLAR AND HYDRO ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,270.34
source

Destination: NORTHERN CA
Sponsor: Northern California Power Agency
Purpose: PUBLIC POWER / ENERGY INFORMATIONAL TOUR
Date: May 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,144.52
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,107.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AND RELATED DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,266.64
source

Destination: BERLIN/AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Coal Utilization Research Council
Purpose: SITE VISITS, FACT FINDING MEETINGS ON COAL FIRED POWER GENERATION AND RELATED AIR & ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,811.14
source

Destination: LA-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR - EDUCATION ON ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,767.34
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Laura Vaught.


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.