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Back to The Data

Office of

Ron Wyden


Total cost of 31 office trips: $42,435.30


Trips by Ron Wyden
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,890.57

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL RADIO AND TELEVISION SOCIETY FOUNDATION
Purpose: SPEECH TO INTERNET ISSUES 2000 FORUM
Date: Apr 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $266.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Assisted Living Federation of America
Purpose: SPEECH TO ASSISTED LIVING FEDERATION OF AMERICA FALL CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,700.91
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,933.63
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR - ATLANTA, GA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ATLANTA CHAPTER ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Nov 28, 2000
Expense: $1,641.00
source

Destination: MEDFORD, OR - LOS ANGELES, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECHES TO AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO CHAPTERS
Date: Dec 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,645.17
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION CONSUMER PRIVACY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $595.34
source

Destination: VAIL, CO
Sponsor: PACIFIC CREST SECURITIES
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PACIFIC CREST SECURITIES ANNUAL ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,751.31
source

Destination: EUGENE, OR - PHOENIX, AZ - PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UJC YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET RETREAT
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $868.92
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $418.26
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET RETREAT
Date: Jul 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $596.33
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Tel Aviv University American Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO ISRAEL
Date: Dec 25, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,123.00
source

Destination: STANFORD, CA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SPEECH TO SIEPR 2004 ECONOMIC SUMMIT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,350.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ron Wyden

Sarah Bittleman
Josh Kardon
Stephanie Kennon
Joshua Sheinkman
David Sohn



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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    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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    Is school funding fair?

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