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Trips by*

Ryan Long


Total cost of 5 trips: $7,222.08


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: NEW YORK TO SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: SEE FACILITIES
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,941.26
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-BOSTON, MA-ASHEVILLE, NC
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: TOUR MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCH FACILITY WITNESS PROCEDURES INVOLVING MEDICAL DEVICES AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,929.25
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH AND MAGNET TECHNOLOGY. TOUR LABS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH TECHNOLOGY. TOUR UNMANNED ARIEAL VEHICLE PRODUCTION FACILITY
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,276.29
source

Destination: MARYLAND AND PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: TOUR FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITIES
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT AUTOMATED PHARMACY CENTER AND NATIONAL CALL CENTER
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,650.28
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ryan Long.


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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    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.