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CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $26,977.81

Average cost per trip - $2,248.15
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 242 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society
Dates - July 1, 2000 - July 5, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Education
Notes - Accompanied by wife Barbara Capuano

Travel Cost - $4,949.82
Lodging Cost - $722.26
Meal Cost - $123.46
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,795.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Dates - August 12, 2000 - August 17, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Sitka, AK

Purpose - fact-finding mission to observe forestry industry and impact on environment
Notes - Accompanied by Staff; Brett Freedman

Travel Cost - $1,893.40
Lodging Cost - $607.99
Meal Cost - $510.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,011.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cape Cod, MA

Purpose - Meeting - leadership seminar
Notes - Spouse Barbara Capuano accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $405.00
Meal Cost - $608.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,013.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation
Dates - July 12, 2001 - July 13, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Educational - attached letter states was on 'online privacy'
Notes - Spouse Barbara Capuano accompanied

Travel Cost - $340.30
Lodging Cost - $399.41
Meal Cost - $348.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,088.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - NV

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $676.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,136.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - educational
Notes - no location indicated -- spouse Barbara Capuano -- filed may 2002

Travel Cost - $340.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $348.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $689.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lighthouse International
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - educational-speaking
Notes - spouse Barbara Capuano-- other expenses include plaque

Travel Cost - $495.00
Lodging Cost - $120.99
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost - $95.00
Total Cost - $790.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - January 4, 2004 - January 5, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - education
Notes - spouse, Barbara Capuano, children, Michael Capuano, Joseph Capuano other equals hotel but lodging listed separately

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $438.99
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $432.11
Total Cost - $871.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Boston - NY - Israel - NY - Boston

Travel Cost - $4,130.00
Lodging Cost - $1,112.40
Meal Cost - $568.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,810.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Irish American Partnership
Dates - July 31, 2004 - August 7, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Ireland

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Boston - Ireland - Boston

Travel Cost - $4,581.24
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,461.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - January 24, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - United Nations Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $112.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $256.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $554.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - January 23, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $333.00
Lodging Cost - $182.00
Meal Cost - $241.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $756.00

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

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    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.
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    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.