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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*

Thomas Brierton


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,581.53


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Pombo

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, SAN FRANCISCO, SACRAMENTO, MOORETOUN RANCHERIA, RODDING RANCHERIA, HOOPA VALLEY RESERVATION, SACRAMENTO (TRIP ENDED)
Sponsor: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: GOT BRIEFING ON CALIFORNIA TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS ISSUES ARE WITH GAMING PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FORUM, VISIT INDIAN TRIBES & FACILITIES AND MEET WITH TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,198.37
source

Destination: RENO NEVADA
Sponsor: Sodak Gaming
Purpose: VISIT SODAK/IET MANUFACTURING FACILITY, MEET WITH COMPANY PERSONEL DISCUSS ISSUES FACING GAMING INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $132.16
source

Destination: RENO NV-MINNEAPOLIS MN, PROVIDENCE RI
Sponsor: National Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: ATTEND & PARTICIPATE IN NIGA MID YEAR MEETING & EXPO, VISIT PRAIRIE ISLAND SIOUX RESERVATION
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,543.30
source

Destination: LEDYARD CT-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
Purpose: ATTEND SCHMETIZUM FESTIVAL, MEET W/TRIBAL LEADERS IN CT, RT, AND MASS
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $855.00
source

Destination: COLUSA JACKSON
Sponsor: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: VISIT CALIFORNIA INDIAN RESERVATIONS, GAMING FACILITIES, MEET WITH CMCA BOARD & OFFICIALS
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $858.80
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE NM SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: ATTEND MGA SPRING MEETING AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,206.90
source

Destination: PROVIDENCE RI-MASHPEE MASS
Sponsor: MASHPEE WAMPANOAG TRIBAL GOVERNMENT
Purpose: VISIT MASHPEE TRIBAL LANDS, MEET W/ TRIBAL COUNCIL, TOUR TRIBAL FACILITIES
Date: Feb 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $787.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thomas Brierton.


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.