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BROWN, HENRY E JR, Republican Party
South Carolina

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $4,212.00

Average cost per trip - $842.40
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 515 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse Billye Brown

Travel Cost - $144.00
Lodging Cost - $149.00
Meal Cost - $292.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $585.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Dates - April 29, 2004 - May 2, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Myrtle Beach, SC

Purpose - to examine the need to Myrtle Beach, SC to get interstate access and other transportation needs.
Notes - spouse, Billye Brown

Travel Cost - $985.00
Lodging Cost - $195.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,430.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - African Wildlife Foundation
Dates - June 26, 2004 - July 6, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Tanzania

Purpose - Study of conservation in Tanzania
Notes - DC - Tanzania - DC. No dollar amounts listed.spouse - Winifred "Billye" Brown

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Bipartisan Spiritual Retreat
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $725.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - South Carolina Maritime Heritage Foundation
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 22, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Bermuda

Purpose - To promote the Charleston to Bermuda Yacht Race and partnership with Bermuda Dept. of Tourism and present awards to race winners
Notes - Washington, DC - Bermuda - Charleston Including spouse Personal expense: 5/20, 5/22

Travel Cost - $1,472.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,472.00

Additional family members - Yes

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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

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  • 06.17.15

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    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

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