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CASE, EDWARD E, Democratic Party
Hawaii

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $30,014.28

Average cost per trip - $3,751.79
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 221 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Audrey Case accompanied. Other costs are for security.

Travel Cost - $7,966.73
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $12,110.03

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Fact finding event
Notes - Spouse Audrey Case accompanied

Travel Cost - $859.20
Lodging Cost - $1,135.28
Meal Cost - $504.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,498.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Fact finding (Congressional Retreat 2003)
Notes - Spouse Audrey Case and child Megan Ansdell accompanied, meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - fact-finding mission
Notes - spouse, Audrey Case, other: complimentary souvenir

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $2,088.00
Meal Cost - $788.32
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $3,947.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 5, 2005 - January 8, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Los Angeles - Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Travel Cost - $587.60
Lodging Cost - $912.33
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,829.93

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Meet with office workers and employees at the CME and CBOT on operations and issues and visit Exchange and Board
Notes - Honolulu, HI - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,407.64
Lodging Cost - $250.13
Meal Cost - $143.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,801.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dominion Exploration & Production
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Educational/informational trip/briefing to an offshore oil rig
Notes - New Orleans - Gulf of Mexico - New Orleans Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,914.34
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,939.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Discussion of national issues of concern with DLC members and fellow elected officials
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans, LA - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,186.65
Lodging Cost - $1,700.22
Meal Cost - $351.84
Other Cost - $72.00
Total Cost - $4,310.71

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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  • 06.02.15

    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.