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Trips by*

Sally Lovejoy


Total cost of 12 trips: $20,026.36


Trips traveled under the office of John Boehner

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NEW AMERICAN SCHOOLS
Purpose: TO VISIT SCHOOLS IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA
Date: Feb 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,211.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Education Leaders Council
Purpose: TO VISIT ALASKA SCHOOLS
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,591.50
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: University of Phoenix
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING MEETING ON HIGHER ED ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,364.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose:
Date: Feb 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $460.00
source

Destination: VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Federally Impacted Schools
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS IMPACT AID PROGRAM
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,176.34
source

Destination: DULLES/ORLANDO AIRPORT
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: PANEL TO DISCUSS FAMILY LITERACY IN THE HEAD START ACT
Date: Mar 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $984.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - ORLANDO FLORIDA
Sponsor: Education Leaders Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ON IDEA
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $604.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND, CA/SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Purpose: TO DISCUSS STUDENT AID ISSUES FACING THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,100.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO FOCUS ON ISSUES RELATED TO INSTRUCTION AND TEACHER QUALITY
Date: Aug 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,545.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO FLA
Sponsor: Education Leaders Council
Purpose: DISCUSSION ON ACHIEVEMENT PROCESS OF NCLB
Date: Dec 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $655.60
source


Trips traveled under the office of William Goodling

Destination: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
Sponsor: Center for Civic Education
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 4TH ANNUAL SUMMER SEMINAR OF CIVITAS: AN INTERNATIONAL CIVIC ED. EXCHANGE PROG. TO ENABLE BOTH INTERNATIONAL US PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ED. PROG. TO SHARE BEST PRACTICES IN CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: May 25, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,709.92
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sally Lovejoy.


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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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    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.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

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