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Trips by*

Adam Peterman


Total cost of 9 trips: $37,742.50


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Ramstad

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND ACADEMICS
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,800.00
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,845.50
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY
Sponsor: US-Panama Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,558.75
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR AND PENANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $7,248.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MISSION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,896.25
source

Destination: IZMIR, TURKEY-ANKARA, TURKEY-ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 13, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $7,222.00
source

Destination: THAILAND
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: TRADE-RELATED EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $5,103.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS-PARIS
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL INTERACTION REGARDING U.S.-EU RELATIONS
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,629.00
source

Destination: BERLIN-STUTTGART-BRUSSELS-AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Alliance to Save Energy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $3,440.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Adam Peterman.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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.
  • 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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  • 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.