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SHOWS, CLIFFORD RONALD, Democratic Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $2,527.32

Average cost per trip - $842.44
Total number of days spent traveling - 5 days
Rank of representative - 546 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - March 24, 2000 - March 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - speak to a group of military retirees
Notes -

Travel Cost - $849.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $849.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Dates - August 22, 2000 - August 23, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - deliver speech to 3000 VFW members at the 101s National Convention of the VFW of the United States. Rep. Shows spoke on veterans benefits and the quality of life issues for military personnel.
Notes - lodging says "complimentary - please see attached documents"; "other" is for phone

Travel Cost - $1,033.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $21.82
Other Cost - $3.00
Total Cost - $1,058.32

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Air Force Sergeants Association
Dates - August 15, 2000 - August 15, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - to speak at the 2000 Air Force Sergeants Association international convention and military conference in New Orleans. Also to receive the L. Mendel Rivers award of excellence
Notes -

Travel Cost - $619.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $619.50

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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 07.29.14

    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.