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MARKEY, EDWARD JOHN, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $36,838.29

Average cost per trip - $5,262.61
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 176 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 9, 2000 - August 11, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO - Denver, CO

Purpose - Participant in roundtable on information technology
Notes -

Travel Cost - $379.00
Lodging Cost - $520.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $974.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 26, 2000 - January 30, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - To participate on a panel, Jan. 29-30 at personal expense
Notes - Took wife Susan Blumenthal

Travel Cost - $3,640.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,640.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment, Feb. 22-33 at personal expense
Notes - Took wife Susan Blumenthal

Travel Cost - $2,289.60
Lodging Cost - $1,924.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,493.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 24, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - participant on panel
Notes - spouse Susan J. Blumenthal accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,944.00
Lodging Cost - $1,067.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,211.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. News and World Report
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - panelist on program on first amendment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $972.73
Lodging Cost - $429.38
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,402.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - Spouse Susan J. Blumenthal accompanied - Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,992.20
Lodging Cost - $2,850.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,642.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 26, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Switzerland

Purpose - Participate in panels on various economic issues
Notes - Washington, DC - Switzerland - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $6,065.38
Lodging Cost - $2,280.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,475.38

Additional family members - Yes

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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.

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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