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New York Mercantile - $8,176.50 spent on 6 trips
32.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
67.5% spent on Republican Party

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
March 19, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (2 days)
West Palm Beach, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Attend New York Mercantile Exchange Futures Industry Association annual conference and participate in the Washington Outlook Panel
Total Cost - $1,823.42

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
August 15, 2000 - August 15, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Presentation to executive officers on prospects for electricity restructuring legislation
Total Cost - $185.00

HOLDEN, TIM - Democratic Party
June 22, 2001 - June 22, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Discuss energy functions of exchange
Total Cost - $438.00

MORAN, JERRY - Republican Party
June 15, 2003 - June 16, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost - $973.00

MUSGRAVE, MARILYN N - Republican Party
March 18, 2005 - March 19, 2005 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement, Futures Industry Association Boca Conference
Total Cost - $2,723.43

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
March 18, 2005 - March 19, 2005 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Futures Industry Association
Purpose - Participate in Futures Conference, speak on Financial Services Committee Perspective
Total Cost - $2,033.65

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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    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.