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DOYLE, MIKE, Democratic Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $41,246.00

Average cost per trip - $6,874.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 35 days
Rank of representative - 156 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Italian American Foundation
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - Vibo Valentia, Italy

Purpose - Exchange of political/legislative ideas between Italian officials and members of congress
Notes - Spouse Susan Doyle accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,940.00
Lodging Cost - $1,900.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,440.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Williams Company
Dates - October 25, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tulsa, OK

Purpose - Fact-finding / tour of the facilities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,212.00
Lodging Cost - $237.00
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,470.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NEI
Dates - June 28, 2002 - July 4, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Spain

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - spouse Susan Doyle accompanied. Other costs are for escorts, interpreters, transfers and baggage handling.

Travel Cost - $13,846.00
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,700.00
Other Cost - $340.00
Total Cost - $18,006.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Aruba

Purpose - Speaker at annual convention
Notes - Spouse Susan Doyle accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,722.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,622.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Carnegie Mellon University, Athens Information Technology Institute
Dates - April 12, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Athens, Greece

Purpose - Fact finding - graduation
Notes - Son David Doyle accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,976.00
Lodging Cost - $2,724.00
Meal Cost - $780.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,480.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Foundation
Dates - March 30, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tortola

Purpose - Speaker at annual prayer breakfast
Notes - Pittsburgh, PA - Tortola, BVI - Pittsburgh, PA (Tortola, British Virgin Islands)

Travel Cost - $2,228.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,228.00

Additional family members - No

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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

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    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.
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  • 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.