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The Science of Smart

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MILLER, JEFFERSON B, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $16,789.76

Average cost per trip - $1,678.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 337 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Gulf Power
Dates - October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - Gulf Power Economic Symposium - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Vicki Miller (spouse) accompanied - other costs for parking

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $169.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $14.00
Total Cost - $183.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Mrs. Vicki Miller (spouse) accompanied - other costs for security

Travel Cost - $6,852.80
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $10,296.62

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 - other expenses: "offset by registration fees paid by member" -- accompanied by wife Vicki Miller

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $232.79
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $635.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - roundtable discussion
Notes - Washington DC - Jacksonville

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,049.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC
Dates - October 24, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - AIPAC National Summit on Foreign Policy and Politics
Notes - Pensacola, FL - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Pensacola, FL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $220.89
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $220.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn-Dixie
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Roundtable discussion
Notes - Washington, DC - Jacksonville, FL

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,049.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Meetings with Heritage Foundation
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD

Travel Cost - $151.20
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,012.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Gulf Power Co
Dates - March 28, 2005 - March 29, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - Guest speaker
Notes - Chumuckla, FL - Destin, FL - Chumuckla, FL Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $308.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $308.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bellsouth
Dates - July 14, 2005 - July 14, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pensacola, FL

Purpose - Tour of Hurricane Dennis damage
Notes - Pensacola, FL - length of district - Pensacola, FL [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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

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  • 08.12.14

    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.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
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    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.