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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*

John Young


Total cost of 6 trips: $8,322.60


Trips traveled under the office of Juanita Millender-Mcdonald

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT REGIONAL JET AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: TO TOUR THE AIRBUS TRAINING FACILITY AND LEARN MORE ABOUT AIRBUS AND THE MANUFACTURING OF THEIR PLANES
Date: Jun 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,439.01
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO LOS ANGELES, CA TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Los Angeles County MTA
Purpose: TO REVIEW AND TOUR PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $541.82
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO MIAMI, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
Purpose: TO GATHER INFORMATION ON PENDING REAL ISSUES AND TO BRIEF MEMBERS ON CONGRESSIONAL INITIATIVES DURING THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $608.10
source

Destination: WASHINGTON (NATIONAL/REAGAN) - TO SEATTLE TO WASHINGTON (DULLES)
Sponsor: PORT OF SEATTLE - COSPONSOR - ALASKA AIRLINES, THE BOEING COMPANY
Purpose: TO TOUR THE PORT OF SEATTLE, THE SEATTLE AIRPORT, THE BOEING PLANT AND TO SEE FIRST HAND SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES AND EQUIPMENT BEING USED FOR AVIATION, PORT AND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $594.67
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ted Stevens

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH R.O.C. GOVERNMENT AND CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,959.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Young.


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.