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Trips by*

David Thompson


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,718.59


Trips traveled under the office of Judd Gregg

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION SERIES ON PENSIONS
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,252.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON A LABOR POLICY PANEL
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,334.34
source


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination:
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,044.25
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Railway Progress Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING, PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $851.75
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,295.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Frank Lucas

Destination: FRESNO, CA
Sponsor: AgPreference
Purpose: ATTEND 2004 WORLD AG EXPO
Date: Feb 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $941.25
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Thompson.


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.
  • 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.