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    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
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    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.

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Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.

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DICKS, NORM D, Democratic Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $71,020.73

Average cost per trip - $3,945.60
Total number of days spent traveling - 81 days
Rank of representative - 72 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Participation in conference on US policy toward Cuba
Notes - Spouse Suzanne Dicks accompanied. Transport costs include $50 ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,496.20
Lodging Cost - $2,355.00
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,171.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maritime Trades Department
Dates - February 8, 2001 - February 12, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - To address annual AEL-CIO Maritime Trades Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,247.25
Lodging Cost - $370.65
Meal Cost - $27.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,644.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Stevedoring Services of America
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Panama City, Panama

Purpose - Security concerns of Canal area, reverted land from US military-port development
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,423.10
Lodging Cost - $180.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,603.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Council on Foreign Relations
Dates - May 13, 2002 - May 13, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - to speak at CFR panel event on "Bush's defense policy proposal"
Notes - Transportation breakdown is $256 for shuttle, $78 for car service.

Travel Cost - $335.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $335.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in a conference on Islam
Notes - Spouse included (name not given). Other cost is for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $3,223.36
Lodging Cost - $2,340.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $6,913.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Leadership summit for dialogue between business leaders and government officials to discuss ways to stimulate its economy
Notes - Spouse Suzanne C Dicks accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,064.00
Lodging Cost - $1,543.05
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,657.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman
Dates - November 10, 2003 - November 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Briefings on global hawk, EA6B, B2 and Fire Scout programs
Notes -

Travel Cost - $267.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $235.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $702.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - NASDAQ Leadership Summit - dialogue between business leaders and government officials
Notes - wife Suzanne Dicks accompanied him

Travel Cost - $2,882.90
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $531.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,358.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - Conference on US-China relations
Notes - wife Suzanne Dicks accompanied him - other expenses were grand transportation

Travel Cost - $4,560.45
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,035.45

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Boeing Inc.
Dates - April 7, 2004 - April 8, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Briefing and tour of C-17 aircraft and aircraft protection system. Tour of AF satellite production facilities
Notes - 04/09/2004 to 04/18/2004 was at his personal expense

Travel Cost - $210.20
Lodging Cost - $741.00
Meal Cost - $166.13
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,117.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Maritime Trade Dept
Dates - February 24, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Guest speaker to executive board to provide insight on the Legislative issues of concern to the American Maritime industry.
Notes - Seattle, WA - Las Vegas, NV - DC

Travel Cost - $548.11
Lodging Cost - $152.76
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $755.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Conference on U.S. policy in Latin America
Notes - DC - Punta Mita, Mexico - DC

Travel Cost - $1,957.68
Lodging Cost - $2,950.00
Meal Cost - $1,818.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,925.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman
Dates - November 10, 2004 - November 15, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Palmdale, CA for briefings on B-2 program, Global Hawk E10 program - Space Park - El Segundo for briefings on classified programs
Notes - DC - Los Angeles - DC Personal Expense 11/13 11/15

Travel Cost - $804.19
Lodging Cost - $249.12
Meal Cost - $181.34
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,234.65

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SSA Marine Inc
Dates - December 1, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Manzanillo, Mexico - Panama City, Panama

Purpose - To observe operations & efficiencies of SSA Marine, Inc marine & rail terminals in overseas ports. SSA Marine responsible for operation of ports of Tacoma & Port Angeles. Briefings provided SSA officials emphasized different personnel & infrastructure re
Notes - Seattle, WA - Manzanillo, Mexico - Panama City, Panama - Washington, DC Personal Expense 12/3/04 -12/6/04

Travel Cost - $2,859.10
Lodging Cost - $381.63
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,390.73

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Committee on Homeland Security Retreat
Notes - DC - Wye River Conference Center - DC

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

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Committee on Homeland Security Retreat
Notes - DC - Wye River Conference Center - DC

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Raydon Corp
Dates - February 17, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - To visit the Association of the United States Army Conference to view Convoy training, up-armored HMMWV trainers, tabletop trainers & virtual soldier and trainers for the Abrams & Bradley fighting vehicles
Notes - DC - Miami, FL - DC [Amended to change sponsor from Spectrum Group]

Travel Cost - $414.41
Lodging Cost - $382.00
Meal Cost - $189.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $985.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - Conference on US- China Relations
Notes - Seattle, WA - China - Seattle, WA Traveled with child

Travel Cost - $14,050.10
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,382.10

Additional family members - Yes

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Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.