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CONYERS, JOHN JR, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $3,425.77

Average cost per trip - $380.64
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 525 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Law School Black Student Association
Dates - March 5, 2004 - March 6, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - To participate in the CBC and Harvard Black Law Students Association's Town Hall Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,175.38
Lodging Cost - $157.43
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,332.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nation of Islam
Dates - February 29, 2004 - March 1, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To attend NOI's Annual Savior's Day Celebration forum: "Reparations: What Does America and Europe Owe? What does Allah (God) promise?
Notes -

Travel Cost - $283.70
Lodging Cost - $135.58
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $419.28

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Greenville Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi
Dates - February 14, 2004 - February 15, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Greenville, MD

Purpose - To speak about the involvement of fraternity (sic) and sorority organizations in grass-roots organizing, politics, policy-making and the law.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $956.70
Lodging Cost - $75.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,031.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tavis Smiley Inc.
Dates - February 25, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - To be a panelist on the issue of health care and reparations. [sponsor listd on Ethics rpt for 2004.
Notes - Detroit, MI - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $5.00
Lodging Cost - $337.08
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $342.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Office of Dorothy Tillman Alderman 3rd Ward
Dates - March 24, 2005 - March 25, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - National Reparations Convention Committee keynote speaker
Notes - Detroit, MI - Chicago, IL - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $210.90
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $299.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Recording Artists
Dates - February 8, 2004 - February 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Detroit - Los Angeles - Detroit 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 - No


Sponsor(s) - Haiti Support Project
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 12, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Detroit - New York - Detroit 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 - No


Sponsor(s) - Anti-Discrimination Committee
Dates - March 13, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Detroit - Newark - DC 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 - No


Sponsor(s) - State of Missouri Kansas City
Dates - May 16, 2005 - May 17, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Detroit - Kansas City - DC 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 - No

American RadioWorks |
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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

    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.
  • 06.11.15

    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.