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MARSHALL, JIM, Democratic Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $33,659.23

Average cost per trip - $6,731.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 191 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Camille Hope accompanied - other costs are "predominantly security."

Travel Cost - $7,486.00
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $11,629.30

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 - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Camille Hope and child Robert Marshall accompanied - meals incl. in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 2, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India

Purpose - CODEL
Notes - [Amended to show spouse. ] spouse Camille Hope accompanied. Atlanta - New Delhi - Agra - Hyderabad - Bombay - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $16,563.30
Lodging Cost - $1,388.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,951.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Law Offices of Shepard Hoffman
Dates - May 12, 2005 - May 13, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speak at PALS seminar
Notes - Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $487.60
Lodging Cost - $416.79
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $904.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Law Offices of Shepard Hoffman
Dates - May 2, 2004 - May 4, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speak at PALS Seminar
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Orlando, FL - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $975.70
Lodging Cost - $622.18
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,597.88

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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