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Office of

John Conyers


Total cost of 65 office trips: $106,758.60


Trips by John Conyers
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $8,520.77

Destination: CHICAGO, IL-GREENVILLE, MD-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Greenville Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi
Purpose: TO SPEAK ABOUT THE INVOLVEMENT OF FRATURNITY AND SORORITY ORGANIZATIONS IN GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZING POLITICS, POLICY-MAKING AND THE LAW
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,031.70
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-CHICAGO, IL-NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NATION OF ISLAM
Purpose: TO ATTEND NOI'S ANNUAL SAVOIR'S DAY CELEBRATION FORUM: "REPARATIONS: WHAT DOES AMERICA AND EUROPE OWE? WHAT DOES ALLAH (GOD) PROMISE?
Date: Feb 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $419.28
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-BOSTON, MA-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: HARVARD LAW SCHOOL BLACK STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CBC AND HARVARD BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION'S TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,332.81
source

Destination: QETIAL, MI, ATLANTA GEORGIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO BE A PANELIST ON THE ISSUE OF HEALTH CARE AND SEPERATIONS
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $5,437.08
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: OFFICE OF ALDERMAN DOROTHY TILLMAN
Purpose: NATIONAL REPARATIONS CONVENTION COMMITTEE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $299.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Conyers

Perry Apelbaum
Kanya Bennett
Danielle Brown
Stacey Dansky
Scott Deutchman
Julian Epstein
Cori Flam
Sampak Garg
Dena Graziano
Michone Johnson
Ted Kalo
Keenan Keller
David Lachmann
Mathew Nosanchuk
Michelle Persaud
Bobby Vassar
Joanne Warwick
Kristin Wells
Shanna Winters



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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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