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Trips by*

Daniel Bob


Total cost of 5 trips: $16,972.00


Trips traveled under the office of William Roth

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: JIJI PRESS
Purpose: SPEECH TO SEMINAR OF JAPANESE EXECUTIVES IN NEW YORK ON US-ASIA RELATIONS. JIJI PRESS IS A MAJOR WIRE SERVICE IN JAPAN. PREVIOUS SEMINAR SPEAKERS HAVE INCLUDED ASST. SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY CHARLES DALLARE, FORMER DEFENSE MINISTER KAZUO AICHI AND AMBASS
Date: Feb 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $796.00
source

Destination: INDONESIA AND THAILAND
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH INDONESIAN AND THAI GOVERNMENT, ACADEMIC AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS ON BILATERAL RELATIONS WITH BOTH COUNTRIES
Date: May 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $6,820.00
source

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENTAL, BUSINESS AND ACADEMIC LEADERS OF JAPAN ON THE STATE OF U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,675.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: SPEECH AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Date: Nov 13, 2000
Expense: $471.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON FUTURE OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
Date: Dec 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $210.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Daniel Bob.


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.
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    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.