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Office of

Amory Houghton


Total cost of 43 office trips: $125,101.95


Trips by Amory Houghton
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $49,943.83

Destination: BADEN BADEN, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: U.S./GERMAN ROUDTABLES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,669.51
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, SELMA, AL
Sponsor: THE FAITH & POLITICS INSTITUTE (WITH SUPPORT FROM THE ATTACHED LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS)
Purpose: ALABAMA PILGRIMAGE TO MARK THE 35TH ANN. OF THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS MARCH.
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SAN FRANCISCO - LOS ANGELES - ELMIRA, NY
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: MEET W/ CORPORATE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,803.44
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE; DUSSELDORF, GERMANY; VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN; ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US/GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,648.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, BIRMINGHAM, SELMA ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $585.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, SILICON VALLEY, NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: MEET W/ CORPORATE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $928.40
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US/GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $15,242.36
source

Destination: AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,597.06
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSIONS, MEETINGS WITH CORPORATE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATION OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,635.66
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,595.40
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN MEETING OF CONGRESS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: SELMA/BIRMINGHAM AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO SHARE IDEAS
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,975.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Amory Houghton

Hugh Hatcher
Chester Lunner
William Mckenney
Steve Perrotta
Catherine Alyce Rafferty
Chelsi Stevens
Francesca Tedesco
Robert Van Wicklin
Robert Vanwicklin



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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    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.