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Trips by*

Mark Rodgers


Total cost of 13 trips: $12,542.84


Trips traveled under the office of Rick Santorum

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $282.00
source

Destination: OSPREY POINT, ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Prison Fellowship Ministries
Purpose: CONFERENCE FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF HOSTED BY WILBERFORCE FORUM
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $450.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: COS CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $795.00
source

Destination: OSPREY POINT
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FAITH & LAW CONFERENCE (WILBERFORCE FORUM)
Date: Aug 31, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,545.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $969.34
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $354.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN BICAM MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $726.50
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING
Date: Apr 27, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,272.50
source

Destination: THE TIDES INN, IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO COORDINATE THE AGENDA PRIORITY ITEMS FOR THE 109TH CONGRESS W/ HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $776.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER HOTEL, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ASSIST THE SENATOR WITH THE RUNNING OF THE RETREAT, LEAD MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS & STAFF
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,862.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Rodgers.


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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    Is School Funding Fair?

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