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Trips by*

Greg Orlando


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,815.77


Trips traveled under the office of John Doolittle

Destination: MANCHESTER, UK - HEATHROW, LONDON
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: TOUR OF SELLAFIELD NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,101.32
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: PERFECTWAVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Purpose: DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP AND TOUR OF ADCS, INC. FACILITIES IN POWAY, CALIFORNIA. TO OBTAIN INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES BY PERFECTWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, HST, GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, PURE-O
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,784.40
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Ferguson

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL, LONGBOAT KEY, FLA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.79
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES-SAN DIEGO, SF
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,857.36
source

Destination: SD-SF-DULLES
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFINGS/CABLE SHOW EXPOSITION
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,586.90
source

Destination:
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Jul 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Orlando.


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

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
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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

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 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.