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EWING, THOMAS W, Republican Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $22,198.56

Average cost per trip - $3,171.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 281 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Arctic Power
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 25, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Anchorage, AK

Purpose - Congressional ANWR tour
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,045.64
Lodging Cost - $1,036.80
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $24.00
Total Cost - $4,181.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Futures Industry Association
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Futures Industry Association Conference
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,361.30
Lodging Cost - $516.20
Meal Cost - $238.46
Other Cost - $171.72
Total Cost - $4,287.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Legislative Conference
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,430.17
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $840.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,470.17

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Bipartisan Agriculture retreat
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $482.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cotton Council
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC - St. Louis, MO - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Fact finding trip to learn more about cotton and biotechnology issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,750.00
Lodging Cost - $168.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,068.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Steamboat Springs, CO

Purpose - Sweetener Symposium
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,851.78
Lodging Cost - $555.17
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost - $82.00
Total Cost - $2,598.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Annual meeting
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied; lodging and food combined

Travel Cost - $158.13
Lodging Cost - $1,952.19
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,110.32

Additional family members - Yes

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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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.

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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