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How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

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EHLERS, VERNON J, Republican Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $19,966.42

Average cost per trip - $1,535.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 302 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - April 15, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - CA

Purpose - Meeting with technology companies.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $341.00
Lodging Cost - $448.92
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $789.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speech on improving K-12 Math-Science educ.
Notes - meal expenses included

Travel Cost - $589.50
Lodging Cost - $446.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,036.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yale University
Dates - May 2, 2002 - May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Haven, CT

Purpose - speech at major symposium
Notes - other expenses include cab fare

Travel Cost - $799.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $15.00
Total Cost - $964.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association for the Advancement of Science
Dates - February 15, 2003 - February 17, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Receive an award and give several speeches
Notes -

Travel Cost - $515.02
Lodging Cost - $284.00
Meal Cost - $5.32
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $804.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Conference on health care issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $633.21
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $633.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speech to members of American Association of Railroads
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $832.00
Meal Cost - $416.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,248.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dates - September 25, 2003 - September 26, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Madison, WI

Purpose - Presentation on science, education and congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $614.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $829.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Road Builders
Dates - August 7, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - MI

Purpose - Legislative policy conference
Notes - Spouse Johanna Ehlers accompanied. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $880.04
Meal Cost - $419.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,299.04

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Retreat on faith and politics
Notes -

Travel Cost - $379.33
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $127.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $664.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute, Carnegie Foundation
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Congressional Conference on Education Reform..
Notes - Wife Johanna Ehlers accompanied - other expense is ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,603.18
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $270.00
Total Cost - $5,493.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Participate in congressional health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $874.03
Lodging Cost - $1,322.10
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,671.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industries Alliance
Dates - October 7, 2005 - October 10, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - To give one speech and lead two roundtable discussions
Notes - Washington, DC - Charleston, SC - Grand Rapids, MI Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,362.29
Lodging Cost - $765.30
Meal Cost - $210.04
Other Cost - $255.96
Total Cost - $2,593.59

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Christa McAuliffe Center for Education & Teaching Excellence, Second Annual Massachusetts STEM Summit
Dates - October 16, 2005 - October 17, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sturbridge, MA

Purpose - Speech about the importance of math and science education for America's children
Notes - Grand Rapids, MI - Sturbridge, MA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $830.60
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $939.60

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.