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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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Trips sponsored by

National Council for Community and Education Partnerships


Total cost of 14 trips: $23,327.15


Traveler: Daniel Barba (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: SANTA ANA, CA
Purpose: HISPANIC/LATINO EDUCATION POLICY FORUM
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,560.00
source

Traveler: Emily Merchant (from the office of Jim Matheson)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO OXNARD, CA
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS ON EDUCATION-SCHOOL-SITE VISITS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,063.75
source

Traveler: Jonathan Poverud (from the office of Karen Thurman)
Destination: OXNARD, CA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Leticia Mederos (from the office of Carrie Meek)
Destination: LAX/CAX
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Tiffany Mulligan (from the office of Mark Souder)
Destination: OXNARD, CA
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT; ATTENDED SEMINARS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,127.25
source

Traveler: Minnie Langham (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: EVALUATE THE FEDERAL ROLE IN ELIMINATING EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS AT CRITICAL TRANSITION POINTS.
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
source

Traveler: Constance Olivia Harvey (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: EVALUATE THE FEDERAL ROLE IN ELIMINATING EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS AT CRITICAL TRANSITION POINTS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
source

Traveler: Joseph Richburg (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination:
Purpose: DISCUSSION ON ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,127.25
source

Traveler: Larry Walker (from the office of Major Owens)
Destination:
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS ROLE IN K-16 EDUCATION
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: James Kvaal (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: OXNARD, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON K-16 PARTNERSHIPS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Stephanie Christensen (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN OXNARD, CA AT EMBASSY SUITES
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE-FOCUSED ON UNDERSERVED AND MINORITY ED PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Karen Bloom (from the office of Robert Borski)
Destination:
Purpose: DEVELOPING THE FEDERAL & STATE ROLE IN IMPROVING K-12 EDUCATION
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,665.00
source

Traveler: Arthur Estopinan (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: SANTA ANNA, CA TO OXNARD, CA AND OXNARD, CA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: VISIT LOW-INCOME SCHOOLS IN OXNARD TO STUDY THEIR EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
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Traveler: Arthur Estopinan (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: BROWNSVILLE, TX
Purpose: LEARN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO HELP LOW INCOME MINORITY STUDENTS SUCCEED IN K-12 SCHOOLS-HOW CONGRESS CAN SUPPORT PROGRAMS-SUCH AS ENLACE
Date: Sep 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,161.90
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American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?