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Trips sponsored by

AIDS Responsibility Project


Total cost of 5 trips: $10,622.20


Traveler: Matt Sonnesyn (from the office of Lamar Alexander)
Destination: AFRICA-SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA, UGANDA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO VIEW HIV TREATMENT PROGRAMS IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $4,827.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer French (from the office of Judd Gregg)
Destination: SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWARA, UGANDA
Purpose:
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,627.00
source

Traveler: Adria Crutchfield (from the office of G.K. Butterfield)
Destination: ATLANTA
Purpose: DAY LONG BRIEFING ON AIDS AND TOUR OF AIDS CLINIC; GRADY HEALTH SYSTEMS INFECTIOUS DISEASE PROGRAM
Date: May 10, 2005
Expense: $298.53
source

Traveler: Michaeleen Crowell (from the office of John Lewis)
Destination: ATLANTA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING MISSION TO GRADY HEALTH SYSTEM INFECTIOUS DISEASE PROGRAM IN PREPARATION FOR THE RYAN WHITE REAUTHORIZATION, WHICH FUNDS THE PROGRAM
Date: May 10, 2005
Expense: $425.53
source

Traveler: Averi Pakulis (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING MISSION TO THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE PROGRAM OF GRADY HEALTH SYSTEMS IN ATLANTA GA AND THE RYAN WHITE COVE ACT FUNDING OF THIS FACILITY
Date: May 10, 2005
Expense: $444.14
source



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

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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

    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.