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BEREUTER, DOUGLAS K, Republican Party
Nebraska

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $77,005.14

Average cost per trip - $7,000.47
Total number of days spent traveling - 66 days
Rank of representative - 60 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 27, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - To participate in the World Economic Forum
Notes - Accompanied by wife Louise Bereuter

Travel Cost - $5,803.50
Lodging Cost - $791.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,894.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by wife Louise Bereuter

Travel Cost - $4,304.40
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,629.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - Accompanied by wife Louise Bereuter--"Other" cost for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,673.25
Lodging Cost - $1,610.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $5,683.25

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - October 26, 2001 - October 27, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - To receive the alumni achievement award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $237.75
Lodging Cost - $260.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $542.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 24, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - To participate in the World Economic Forum
Notes - Spouse Louise Bereuter

Travel Cost - $7,481.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,881.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S. policy toward Cuba
Notes - Spouse Louise Bereuter

Travel Cost - $1,782.60
Lodging Cost - $2,355.00
Meal Cost - $1,650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,787.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S. Russia relations
Notes - Spouse Louise Bereuter

Travel Cost - $5,669.40
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,769.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in conference on Islam
Notes - spouse Louise Bereuter

Travel Cost - $2,908.56
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,033.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - Child Eric accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,949.00
Lodging Cost - $3,000.00
Meal Cost - $3,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,949.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes - Spouse Louis Bereuter accompanied

Travel Cost - $5,288.78
Lodging Cost - $1,960.00
Meal Cost - $1,710.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,958.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - Spouse - Louise Bereuter

Travel Cost - $4,600.90
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,875.90

Additional family members - Yes

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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.