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Trips by*

Mark Dawson


Total cost of 5 trips: $19,481.78


Trips traveled under the office of Robert Aderholt

Destination: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: FACT-FINDING (DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES)
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,000.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE; SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF SUGAR CANE FIELDS AND PROCESSING FACILITIES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $822.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: DEFEAT & FOREIGN AFFAIRS MATTERS
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $10,124.40
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Farmers Federation
Purpose: TO VISIT PRODUCTION SITES AND MEET WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS IN ORDER TO SEE LATEST PRODUCTION METHODS AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.20
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Healthsouth Corporation
Purpose: VIEW HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHICH PROVIDE REHABILITATION SERVICE TO THE ELDERLY, AND TO GET BRIEFINGS ON HEALTHSOUTH'S COMPLIANCE WITH LEGAL MATTERS
Date: Aug 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $493.18
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Dawson.


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

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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.
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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    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.