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Profile in Courage Committee of the JFK Library in Boston - $9,577.35 spent on 10 trips
22.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
77.5% spent on Republican Party

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
May 5, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (3 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - participated in conference
Total Cost - $1,976.16

COCHRAN, THAD - Republican Party
April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - annual meeting of the Profile in Courage Award Committee
Total Cost - $864.72

COCHRAN, THAD - Republican Party
May 5, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Attend awards ceremony
Total Cost - $1,052.00

COCHRAN, THAD - Republican Party
March 3, 2002 - March 4, 2002 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - attend award committee meeting
Total Cost - $736.25

COCHRAN, THAD - Republican Party
March 9, 2003 - March 10, 2003 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Organization meeting
Total Cost - $371.09

COCHRAN, THAD - Republican Party
March 7, 2004 - March 8, 2004 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Organization meeting
Total Cost - $1,657.50

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
May 14, 2001 - May 14, 2001 (1 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Senator spoke at the Library and was honored with its Distinguished American award
Total Cost - $178.00

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meeting of the members of the Profile in Courage award committee
Total Cost - $949.90

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
March 9, 2003 - March 10, 2003 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - To attend the Profile in Courage Award Committee Meeting for 2003
Total Cost - $859.59

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
March 6, 2005 - March 7, 2005 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - As a member of the Profile in Courage Selection Committee, travel was necessary to attend their annual meeting to select this year's candidates for the award
Total Cost - $932.14

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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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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

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  • 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.