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Trips by*

John Hambel


Total cost of 6 trips: $5,349.07


Trips traveled under the office of Adam Putnam

Destination: MUNICH, BERLIN
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: EXCHANGE PROGRAM - MEET WITH GERMAN MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,790.07
source

Destination: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: APPLY ECONOMIC THEORY TO PUBLIC POLICYMAKING ON CAPITOL HILL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $495.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,176.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF MEETING
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: VISIT FACILITIES IN GULF OF MEXICO
Date: Jul 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $748.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Hambel.


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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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  • 07.29.14

    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.