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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

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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*

Bridget Walsh


Total cost of 10 trips: $12,599.67


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Nelson

Destination: SARASOTA, DESOTO, CHARLOTTE, HENDRY, GLADES COUNTIES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV-YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: May 29, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, ORLANDO, KEYWEST, FL
Sponsor: FLORIDA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ASSOC AND FL MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PUBLIC POWER IN GENERAL AND SPECIFICALLY FL'S COMMUNITY OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,187.71
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $383.73
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,450.00
source

Destination: MAURAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,255.52
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: DRESDEN GORLITZ, BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,300.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: TECO Energy Inc
Purpose: TOUR POLK POWER STATION
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $538.71
source

Destination: FLORIDA-KEYS
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: May 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $817.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bridget Walsh.


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.