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

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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

State of Qatar


Total cost of 15 trips: $104,455.00


Traveler: Amanda Pepper Scoggins (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,070.00
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Traveler: Emelyn Faulkner (from the office of Dana Rohrabacher)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,130.00
source

Traveler: Howard Diamond (from the office of Gary Ackerman)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,835.00
source

Traveler: Adam Frey (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,300.00
source

Traveler: Moses Mercado (from the office of Richard Gephardt)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,280.00
source

Traveler: Jameel Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: DOHA QATAR
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $6,510.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: DOHA QATAR
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR W/O FOLLOW UP
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,740.00
source

Traveler: Missy Branson (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT QATAR'S GOVERNMENT AND CULTURE
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,740.00
source

Traveler: Lara Alamen (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: DONU, QATAR
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,650.00
source

Traveler: Brian Sutter (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Edward Mills (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Matthew Larkin (from the office of Steve Israel)
Destination: LONDON, UK TO DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Chris Otillio (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Benjamin Zogby (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination: LONDON HEATHROW - DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
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Traveler: Cookab Hashemi (from the office of Mark Udall)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATION EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH THE STATE OF QATAR
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
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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?