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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*

Shawn Whitman


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,908.35


Trips traveled under the office of Craig Thomas

Destination: FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,434.00
source

Destination: COLORADO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 14, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,700.00
source

Destination: ELKO, NV-MORANCI, AZ-PRONO, UT-SALINA, UT
Sponsor: Gold Institute
Purpose: MINING TOUR
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,020.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, PA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF TOUBOAT & UNDERGROUND COAL SERVICE FACILITY
Date: Jul 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $303.95
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Purpose: GIVE PRESENTATION OF GROUP OF NACO WESTERN STATE MEMBER STATES ABOUT VARIOUS LEGISLATIVE & POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jul 13, 2001
Expense: $199.00
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF UTILITY INDUSTRY AND RURAL TELECOMMUNICATION ISSUES
Date: Feb 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATION ISSUES
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $708.40
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING AT BICAMERAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shawn Whitman.


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.