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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 by*

Ashleigh Dela Torre


Total cost of 6 trips: $7,197.06


Trips traveled under the office of Pat Roberts

Destination: SANTA FE, NM
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: LEARN OF THE ISSUES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN REMOTE SERVICE TERRITORIES
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
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Destination: LOUISVILLE AND LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND THE ISSUES AFFECTING AGRICULTURE SUCH AS MIGRANT WORKER LAWS, QUOTES ON PRODUCTION, GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS & CROP DIVERSTIFICATION
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
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Destination: KANSAS CITY, KANSAS AND CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD'S OPERATIONS/FREIGHT YARDS IN KANSAS CITY AND CHICAGO
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,914.16
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Destination: KANSAS CITY KS AND MO
Sponsor: Kansas City Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON FEDERAL INVESTMENT PRIORITIES FOR THE REGION, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: May 23, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $881.85
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING THE AVIATION INDUSTRY AT CENTERS CONFERENCE, SUCH AS RESTRUCTING, FINANCING TAX INCENTIVES AND SECURITY CONCERNS
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
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Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON AVIATION SAFELY ENTITLED "LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINK TO IMPROVES SAFELY."
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,362.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Ashleigh Dela Torre.


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

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  • 05.28.15

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