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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Ronald Whitaker


Total cost of 7 trips: $16,902.13


Trips traveled under the office of Ander Crenshaw

Destination: PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND HONG KONG
Sponsor: US-Asia Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (15 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, ORLANDO, KEYWEST, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PUBLIC POWER AND
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,708.59
source

Destination: DENVER, CO-MOAB,UT-SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO SEE FIRSTHAND OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS IN PUBLIC ANDPRIVATE LANDS OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES.
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,121.05
source


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Miller

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose:
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $431.49
source

Destination: ORLANDO FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SIT ON PANEL
Date: Feb 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,133.00
source

Destination: MIAMI HOMESTEAD, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,185.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ronald Whitaker.


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.
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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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