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COSTELLO, JERRY F, Democratic Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $16,456.40

Average cost per trip - $2,742.73
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 344 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Fact finding trip regarding rail issues
Notes - Spouse Georgia Costello accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,497.60
Lodging Cost - $64.28
Meal Cost - $174.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,735.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association for the Advancement of Science
Dates - April 20, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - To learn about ongoing cooperation between US and Cuban scientists and about scientific fields in which Cuba is particularly advanced.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,300.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Fact finding trip regarding rail issues
Notes - Spouse Georgia Costello accompanied. Other costs are for car rental.

Travel Cost - $1,632.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $118.00
Total Cost - $2,950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - April 7, 2003 - April 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - To learn more about the experiences of the Civil Rights movement and their impact on public policy today
Notes - Spouse Georgia Costello accompanied. Other costs are entry fees

Travel Cost - $960.00
Lodging Cost - $536.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $80.00
Total Cost - $1,826.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Participate in Association of American Railroads' legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Georgia Costello accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,316.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,034.00
Other Cost - $135.00
Total Cost - $4,360.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - Fact finding trip on the effects of NAFTA on its 10th anniversary
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,673.67
Lodging Cost - $335.50
Meal Cost - $275.35
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,284.52

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.