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Trips by*

Shana Jones


Total cost of 7 trips: $12,908.00


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Riley

Destination: SAVANAH, GA
Sponsor: American Forest & Paper Association
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, TMOL PERMITS
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: NEW REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE NYSE
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: RUSSIA: SAROV, MOSCOW, ST. PETERSBURG
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING TRIP ON CREATING BUSINESSES IN RUSSIA'S NUCLEAR CITIES
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $7,185.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,193.02
source

Destination: VISIT TO NASDAQ STOCK MARKET FACILITIES, TRUMBELL, CN
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO NASDAQ STOCK MARKET FACILITIES
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $840.42
source

Destination: MEETING WITH MORTGAGE INSURANCE COS. REPRESENTATIVE
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: EDUCATION MEETING
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,238.56
source

Destination: VISIT TO WALL STREET, NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shana Jones.


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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  • 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.