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Trips by*

Jon Samuels


Total cost of 6 trips: $12,655.70


Trips traveled under the office of Janice Schakowsky

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR, FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 26, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,970.00
source

Destination: COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,143.09
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: ENERGY SEMINAR
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $672.00
source

Destination: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
Sponsor: LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP
Purpose: ATTEND NATIONAL PEACE CONGRESS
Date: May 10, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,184.67
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY - ISRAEL - NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 7, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,694.94
source

Destination: COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,991.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jon Samuels.


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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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