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The Science of Smart

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EMERSON, JO ANN H, Republican Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $43,900.42

Average cost per trip - $3,376.96
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 145 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Civil rights pilgrimage
Notes - Spouse Ronald Gladney accompanied.

Travel Cost - $442.00
Lodging Cost - $428.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,170.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - itinerary attached; Jo Ann combined for lodging and meal=660;Ron combined for lodging and meal=290

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $252.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Missouri Bar Association
Dates - January 28, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jefferson City, MO

Purpose - to judge the Missouri Bar Association's "We the People" state finals competition
Notes - itinerary attached; spouse, Ron; invoice attached - travel reimb=152.83

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $93.59
Meal Cost - $59.24
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $152.83

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - June 22, 2001 - June 22, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - USA Rice
Dates - April 10, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Promote sales of US agricultural commodities to Cuba.
Notes - Spouse, Ronald Gladney accompanied. Other expenses are for departure taxes

Travel Cost - $4,774.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $214.00
Other Cost - $140.00
Total Cost - $5,828.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba

Purpose - explore Cuba trade options and benefits
Notes - other expenses include airport tax.

Travel Cost - $1,528.50
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $172.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $2,420.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Conway Data, Continental Airlines
Dates - January 31, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mexico

Purpose - agricultural summit
Notes - spouse Ronald Gladney accompanied. Other expenses includes ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $3,200.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $4,300.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Dates - April 27, 2002 - April 29, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - conference
Notes - spouse Ronald Gladney accompanied.

Travel Cost - $742.00
Lodging Cost - $715.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,457.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding and research for foreign policy issues
Notes - Spouse Ronald Gladney accompanied. Other costs are for airport tax

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Ronald Gladney and child Katharine Emerson accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,226.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2004 - January 13, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Koloa, HI

Purpose - educational
Notes - with spouse Ronald C. Gladney

Travel Cost - $9,700.00
Lodging Cost - $3,431.60
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,531.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - America's Trust Inc
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Napa, CA

Purpose - To participate in seminars on legislative issues including demographic trends in CA, port capacity and security issues, and wine industry concerns (direct marketing and consolidation in the industry)
Notes - Washington, DC - Napa, CA - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $8,049.25
Lodging Cost - $1,317.44
Meal Cost - $917.74
Other Cost - $219.87
Total Cost - $10,504.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ohio Wesleyan Univ
Dates - May 7, 2005 - May 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Delaware, OH

Purpose - Graduation speech
Notes - Washington, DC - Delaware, OH - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $95.28
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $64.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $300.17

Additional family members - No

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science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.