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DIAZ-BALART, LINCOLN, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $5,082.59

Average cost per trip - $1,694.20
Total number of days spent traveling - 7 days
Rank of representative - 500 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Dates - May 19, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - OH

Purpose - Giving the Commencement address at the 2001 Law School graduation
Notes - Spouse Cristina Diaz- Balart accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,705.00
Lodging Cost - $1,023.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,728.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Junta Patratica Cubana Regional New Jersey, Zona Sur (Elizabeth)
Dates - January 28, 2001 - January 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - To speak at the annual dinner, known as the Cena Martiara, to commemorate the anniversary of the birthday of Jose Marti
Notes - Spouse Cristina Diaz- Balart accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,039.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,039.25

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cubanos Unidos en Puerto Rico
Dates - May 16, 2005 - May 16, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - To receive from the Senate of Puerto Rico a Resolution in support of democracy in Cuba and the human rights meeting scheduled for May 20, 2005
Notes - Miami, FL - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $314.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $314.70

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.