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Trips by*

Michael Schiffer


Total cost of 5 trips: $23,607.07


Trips traveled under the office of Dianne Feinstein

Destination: TOKYO AND KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Aug 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,282.57
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND SENATE STAFF RETREAT HOSTED BY THE DLC
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $310.00
source

Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA AND BALI, INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, POLITICAL LEADERS, RELIGIOUS FIGURES, MEMBERS OF THE U.S. BUSINESS COMMUNITY, U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, JOURNALISTS AND ACADEMICS
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,766.50
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: US-Asia Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN INSTITUTE'S TRIP FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $3,713.00
source

Destination: BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,535.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Schiffer.


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

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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.
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    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.