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Trips sponsored by

American Jewish Congress


Total cost of 7 trips: $16,659.35


Traveler: Ann Norris (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: MEXICO CITY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, BUSINESS & TRADE PROMOTION
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.22
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Traveler: Loretta Sanchez (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: MEXICO CITY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, BUSINESS & TRADE PROMOTION
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.22
source

Traveler: Chuck Hagel (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY (TEETERBORO, NJ AIRPORT)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 29, 2003
Expense: $2,544.20
source

Traveler: Lou Ann Linehan (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY (TEETERBORO, NJ AIRPORT)
Purpose: TO PROVIDE STAFF SUPPORT FOR SENATOR'S SPEECH
Date: Jan 29, 2003
Expense: $2,544.20
source

Traveler: Richard Urey (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: ISRAEL-ATHENS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,582.84
source

Traveler: Janice Schakowsky (from the office of Janice Schakowsky)
Destination: CHICAGO-FT. WORTH-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: AWARDS DINNER
Date: Oct 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,677.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: TEL AVIV, LGA
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN SITUATION - VISITED TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, GOLAN HEIGHTS
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
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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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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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.