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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*

Patrice Willoughby


Total cost of 11 trips: $16,018.66


Trips traveled under the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Destination: NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: BRIEFING ON ENERGY FUTURES MARKET
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $415.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP OF BRIEFINGS AND TOURS TO EXAMINE THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY, EXPLORATION, REFINING, PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GAS AND OIL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,968.00
source

Destination: BRONX JOB CORPS, NY, NY, EDISON JOB CORPS, EDISON, NJ
Sponsor: National Job Corps Association
Purpose: BRIEFING ON JOB CORPS
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $585.96
source

Destination: EGYPT (CAIRO, MINIA) ETHIOPIA (ADDIS ABABA, AWASSA, SOUTHERN NATIONS, NATIONALITIES, AND PEOPLE'S REGION)
Sponsor: BASIC EDUCATION COALITION: ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SAVE THE CHILDREN, CARE, WORLD LEARNING
Purpose: TO EXAMINE BASIC AND GIRL'S EDUCATION. A FOUR PAGE REPORT IS ATTACHED
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $6,425.57
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATION CONCERNING THE ROLE OF ACTUARIES, TERRORISM INSURANCE COVERAGE, AND ASSESSING RISK IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: CLEVELAND
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: OHIO STATEWIDE HOUSING SUMMIT
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $443.13
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE ROLE OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN THE ENERGY MARKET, POWER PRODUCTION AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,696.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT TITLED "FREEDOM TO PROSPER" SESSIONS CONCERNED ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE EFFECT OF REGULATION ON MARKETS
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY - UNITED NATIONS
Sponsor: Federation for World Peace
Purpose: FACT FINDING - SYMPOSIUM ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONGRESS AND THE UNITED NATIONS, AND UN REFORM
Date: Apr 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $511.00
source

Destination: Wash, DC - Philadelphia - Wash, DC
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: Chief of Staff Retreat, Policy discussions regarding applications of economical priciples
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $395.00
source

Destination: Wash, DC - Jacksonville, FL - Wash DC
Sponsor: George Mason University and Gilette Corporation
Purpose: Policy discussions on free markets, tax policy and causes of disparte test scores between Minority and Majority students
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,144.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patrice Willoughby.


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.