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Trips sponsored by

Planned Parenthood


Total cost of 6 trips: $25,541.01


Traveler: Clare Coleman (from the office of Nita Lowey)
Destination: ITHACA, NY
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH
Date: May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,288.00
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Traveler: Jim Greenwood (from the office of Jim Greenwood)
Destination: SANTA BARBARA
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER/HONORED GUEST IN SUPPORT OF THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND EVENT
Date: Nov 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,563.37
source

Traveler: Loretta Sanchez (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC - PORTLAND, OREGON - LAX
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 28, 2003
Expense: $1,461.68
source

Traveler: Linda Sanchez (from the office of Linda Sanchez)
Destination: INCOGNITO ADDRESS
Purpose:
Date: Mar 28, 2003
Expense: $1,543.00
source

Traveler: Patricia Castaneda-Davis (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: TO EXPLORE THE IMPACT OF THE GLOBAL GAG RULE AND OTHER US POLICIES ON SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROGRAMS
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (15 days)
Expense: $9,779.16
source

Traveler: Amy Rutkin (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: ETHIOPIA
Purpose: OBSERVE IMPACT OF AMERICAN POLICY ON INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING
Date: Mar 24, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $8,905.80
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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

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 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.