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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*

Barry Brown


Total cost of 7 trips: $7,385.66


Trips traveled under the office of Kevin Brady

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS; FAIRFIELD, TEXAS; GLEN ROSE, TEXAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT COAL RECLAMATION AND UTILITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,588.12
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $392.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Burgess

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HEALTH POLICY DOCUMENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $806.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Xelon
Purpose: BURGESS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT XELON CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,004.42
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN IN PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, ASSN FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES AGENCY, INFINESED, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT NCTA, SATELLITE BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS ASSN SPRINT, VONTU AND YAHOO
Purpose: TECH POLICY 2004 - LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS TELECOM ISSUES FOR 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,584.30
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Xelon
Purpose: STAFFING OF BURGEES SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT XELON CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,004.42
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICCAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS ISSUES FOR THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Barry Brown.


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.