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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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Trips by*

Michael Castellano


Total cost of 8 trips: $18,469.97


Trips traveled under the office of Sander Levin

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACTFINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: CAMBODIA
Sponsor: Cambodia Development Resource Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,002.60
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: National Foreign Trade Council
Purpose: NFTC SPRING TAX COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,560.29
source

Destination: ZURICH-GENEVA
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WTO MEETINGS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,596.70
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: MOTOR AND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOC
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 1, 2003
Expense: $1,022.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOP ON HEALTH CARE
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $435.00
source

Destination: JFK-CASABLANCA, MOROCCO-TANGIER-CASABLANCA-JFK
Sponsor: TANGIER AMERICAN LEGATION MUSEUM SOCIETY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN US-MOROCCO FTA SEMINAR
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $1,131.10
source

Destination: BOSTON-CARTAGENA-BOGATA-WASH, DC
Sponsor: US-Colombia Business Partnership
Purpose: STAFF STUDY MISSION TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ISSUES OF CONCERN IN U.S.-COLOMBIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,772.28
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Castellano.


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.
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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

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  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

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