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Trips sponsored by

Better World Campaign


Total cost of 13 trips: $2,024.60


Traveler: Susan Williams (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NEW YORK (UNITED NATIONS)
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
source

Traveler: Philip Griffin (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NEW YORK - UNITED NATIONS
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO U.N.
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Evans (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $143.00
source

Traveler: Bryan Wilkes (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: VISIT AND MEET WITH OFFICIALS AT THE UNITED NATIONS, U.S. MISSION FOR NEWS AND OTHERS
Purpose: MEET WITH OFFICIALS IN NEW YORK-APPROZ 40 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF IN ATTENDANCE
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Expense: $142.00
source

Traveler: J. Karen Paulson (from the office of Scott Mcinnis)
Destination:
Purpose: BRIEFINGS BY US MISSION, THE UNITED NATIONS, & FOX NEWS STATION
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $167.00
source

Traveler: Christina Hardesty (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING
Purpose: STAFFDEL TRIP TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Expense: $167.00
source

Traveler: Michael Torra (from the office of Silvestre Reyes)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $154.60
source

Traveler: Rosemary Garza (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: U.N. NEW YORK
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY ON IRAQ, AIDS, ECL.
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Amy Boyle (from the office of Jim Matheson)
Destination: MEETINGS AT NYSE AND UN ALL DAY FRIDAY
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO NYSE AND UN
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Debra Armentrout (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination:
Purpose: STUDY TOUR TO NEW YORK (VISIT UN)
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Joshua Stull (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: TRAIN TO NYC, TOUR, LUNCH, AND BRIEFING
Purpose: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND UNITED NATIONS FOR MEETINGS
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Jamila Thompson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE & UN
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR AND BRIEFINGS FROM NYSE, UN STAFF AND US-UN EMBASSY.
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $144.00
source

Traveler: Matt Allen (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: TRAIN TO NYC, TOUR, LUNCH, BRIEFING
Purpose: VISIT - NYSE AND U.N.
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
source



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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  • 08.20.14

    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

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    Is school funding fair?

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