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Trips by*

Katie Murtha


Total cost of 5 trips: $10,324.44


Trips traveled under the office of John Dingell

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons
Purpose: A DAY OBSERVING SURGERY
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: PIPELINE SAFETY TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $910.75
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: CMS Energy Corporation
Purpose: POWER PLANT TOURS
Date: Mar 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $887.50
source

Destination: DAMASCUS
Sponsor: American Task Force for Lebanon
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT MIDDLE EAST ISSUES, SPECIFICALLY THOSE EFFECTING LEBANON
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,219.35
source

Destination: PUDHOE BAY-COLEVILLE RIVER-NUIGSUT-BARROW
Sponsor: CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S WILDERNESS-EARTH JUSTICE WAT AUDOBAN SOCIETY-NROC-SIERRA CLUB
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON NATIONAL PETROLEUM RESERVE-ALASKA OIL DRILLING
Date: Jul 30, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,356.84
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Katie Murtha.


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.
  • 08.04.14

    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.