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Trips by*

Margaret Stewart


Total cost of 5 trips: $14,065.74


Trips traveled under the office of Pete Domenici

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION & THE GOLD INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF MINING SITES LOCATED IN ALASKA
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,203.85
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN FIRST HAND ABOUT THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN ALASKA
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,267.00
source

Destination: HAYFORK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Owens Corning
Purpose: TO EXAMINE RESTORATION IN FIRE ADAPTED ECOSYSTEMS, LEARN ABOUT STEWARDSHIP CONTRACTING AND LOOK AT FOREST RESTORATION PROJECTS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,110.72
source

Destination: PRAY, MONTANA
Sponsor: NATIONAL NETWORK OF FOREST PRACTITIONERS
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON "THE MANY FACES OF COMMUNITY FORESTRY" AND SPEAK DURING THE POLICY UPDATE SECTION ON THURSDAY
Date: Nov 5, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,139.17
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Nickles

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE CULTURE, AGRICULTURE, TRADE, FOREIGN POLICY AND NATURAL RESOURCES OF TAIWAN
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,345.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Margaret Stewart.


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.
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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.
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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.