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Trips by*

Pete Levitas


Total cost of 6 trips: $12,610.90


Trips traveled under the office of Mike Dewine

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Sprint Corporation
Purpose: TELECOM BRIEFING AND SPEECH
Date: Mar 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $754.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA CONFERENCE--PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: May 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $976.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: ILLEGIBLE
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,740.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS AND PARIS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: MEET WITH EUROPEAN UNION AND FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING INTERNATIONAL AVIATION AND OTHER COMPETITION ISSUES
Date: May 27, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,447.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION/ANTITRUST LAW SECTION POST-ANNUAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (11 days)
Expense: $1,438.90
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA & SURROUNDING AREA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: VISIT COMCAST FACILITIES
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $255.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Pete Levitas.


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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    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?

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