American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

Back to all reports


COX, CHRISTOPHER, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $9,275.22

Average cost per trip - $772.94
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 440 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - COMDEX
Dates - April 19, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Participate in Congressional Roundtable discussion (speech) 2000 COMDEX Spring Conference and Trade Show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $683.58
Lodging Cost - $353.42
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,062.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Freedom House
Dates - March 24, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - Observation of Russian presidential election
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,048.20
Lodging Cost - $472.49
Meal Cost - $18.75
Other Cost - $16.43
Total Cost - $1,555.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - UCI CEO Roundtable
Dates - May 5, 2000 - May 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Address (speech) group to discuss current Orange County Issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2001 Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Rebecca Cox accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $92.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $102.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - educational retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $133.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $210.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 30, 2002 - February 1, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - educational retreat
Notes - lodging includes meals. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $495.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $165.00
Total Cost - $660.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Retreat
Notes - Spouse Rebecca and three children accompanied. Meals included in lodging

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 22, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Conservation Members Retreat
Notes - Did not stay overnight

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $135.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $135.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Elected Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $593.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - To examine issues relevant to the Committee's responsibilities and, in the process, improve the working environment of the Committee and the working relationship
Notes - Washington, DC - Queenstown, MD (Wye River Conference Center) - and return

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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.