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Trips by*

Linda Valter


Total cost of 6 trips: $15,575.44


Trips traveled under the office of Mary Bono

Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Asan Foundation
Purpose: EXCHANGE BETWEEN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF KOREAN BUSINESS & GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $5,148.28
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: STUDY GEOTHERMAL POWER FACILITIES
Date: Jan 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,989.25
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: LEMC CORPORATION
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & EMERGING TRENDS/ISSUES
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $941.70
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,589.81
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS - LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: IMPACTS ON MOVIE/TV INDUTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005
Expense: $806.40
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATION VISIT
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $5,100.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Linda Valter.


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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    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

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    Is school funding fair?

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