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Trips by*

Marvin King


Total cost of 4 trips: $6,886.00


Trips traveled under the office of Solomon Ortiz

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2001 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT -- SEMINAR APPLYING ECONOMIC IDEAS TO LEGISLATIVE ISSUES.
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC, TO VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS AND TOUR OF FACILITIES
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,295.00
source

Destination: 6/26: TRAVEL, 6/27 - 6/30: MEETINGS, 7/1 & 2 - TRAVEL
Sponsor: American Foreign Policy Council
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH RUSSIAN DUMA AND FEDERATION COUNCIL
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,917.00
source

Destination: 2005 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TOPIC SEMINARS ON ISSUE OF INTEREST IN THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,052.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Marvin King.


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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    Is school funding fair?

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