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BISHOP, SANFORD D JR, Democratic Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $19,561.48

Average cost per trip - $2,445.19
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 305 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - joint listening sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice Brain Trust
Notes - spouse Vivian C. Bishop accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $680.00
Lodging Cost - $511.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost - $43.00
Total Cost - $1,374.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - To discuss issues of concern to the mutual caucus - tri-caucus
Notes - Spouse Vivian Creighton Bishop accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,401.44
Lodging Cost - $549.00
Meal Cost - $901.02
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,851.46

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $353.00
Lodging Cost - $668.52
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,066.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association
Dates - August 3, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker and educational briefings attended
Notes - Spouse Vivian Creighton Bishop. Other costs are for entertainment

Travel Cost - $674.50
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $1,494.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Southern Peanut Farmers Conference
Dates - July 21, 2001 - July 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Attend peanut farmers conferences to discuss farm bill and AG issues
Notes - Spouse Vivian Creighton Bishop. Other costs are for entertainment

Travel Cost - $1,573.00
Lodging Cost - $332.00
Meal Cost - $190.00
Other Cost - $190.00
Total Cost - $2,285.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AT&T, Microsoft, American Airlines
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - Attend technology presentations and tour company facilities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,406.00
Lodging Cost - $529.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,205.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Morehouse College
Dates - February 19, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Served as an honoree at the Morehouse College Founder's Day Celebration, Candle in the Dark Gala.
Notes - Including spouse. [Personal financial disclosure statement llisted location]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $285.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - January 11, 2004 - January 13, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - not specified
Notes - This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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

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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.
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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.