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BIGGERT, JUDY, Republican Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $24,219.00

Average cost per trip - $2,421.90
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 267 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 13, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To participate in a conference on educational reform
Notes - Accompanied by husband Rody Biggert--"stayed in the same room"

Travel Cost - $1,810.00
Lodging Cost - $1,290.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,470.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association for Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Dates - October 16, 2000 - October 16, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Greensboro, NC

Purpose - To address NAEHCY
Notes -

Travel Cost - $476.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $476.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - April 24, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Fundraising for the GOP Main Street Partnership
Notes - Accompanied by husband Rody Biggert

Travel Cost - $1,462.00
Lodging Cost - $428.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,890.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Spouse Rody Biggert accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards
Dates - June 10, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $727.00
Lodging Cost - $209.08
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $976.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mainstreet Republican Partnership
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 18, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose -
Notes - spouse Rody Biggert -- no purpose indicated

Travel Cost - $2,876.26
Lodging Cost - $239.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,115.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Dates - June 10, 2002 - June 11, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - no location indicated

Travel Cost - $727.00
Lodging Cost - $209.08
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $976.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Participate in conference on education reform
Notes - Spouse Rody Biggert accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,499.40
Lodging Cost - $1,696.00
Meal Cost - $1,144.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,439.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - a summit to augment the relationships and concerns between business leaders and government officials
Notes - Spouse Roddy Biggert - his itinerary was Chicago to Miami to Chicago

Travel Cost - $2,263.78
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $1,062.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,270.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Government Harvard Univ
Dates - October 17, 2005 - October 17, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speak as part of a lecture series that former Congressman Martin Frost is organizing at the Kennedy School. The subject was the Judiciary and the relationship w/ Congress.
Notes - Washington, DC - Boston, MA / Boston, MA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $403.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $403.40

Additional family members - No

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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

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  • 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

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    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.