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Community Financial Services Association of America - $25,109.59 spent on 12 trips
91.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
8.1% spent on Republican Party

BOSWELL, LEONARD L - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - Community Financial Services Association Deferred Deposit forum
Total Cost - $4,150.00

BROWN-WAITE, VIRGINIA - Republican Party
February 28, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - Education on financial services in America
Total Cost - $1,867.47

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
February 28, 2003 - February 28, 2003 (1 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - To participate in a congressional briefing at dinner
Total Cost - $175.37

HILL, BARON P - Democratic Party
June 24, 2003 - June 27, 2003 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Advance America, CNG Financial Inc, Jones Management LLC, Cash America Inc, Softwise Inc
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Total Cost - $5,544.00

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
August 8, 2003 - August 11, 2003 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Advance America
Purpose - Forum on Deferred Deposit Industry
Total Cost - $2,584.00

ROSS, MICHAEL A - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Total Cost - $2,118.00

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry
Total Cost - $4,964.00

SCHIFF, ADAM - Democratic Party
September 10, 2004 - September 11, 2004 (2 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Total Cost - $1,488.75

MATHESON, JIM MR - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues CFSA Deferred Deposit Forum
Total Cost - $2,218.00

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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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 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.
  • 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.