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ESHOO, ANNA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $45,758.59

Average cost per trip - $3,813.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 60 days
Rank of representative - 139 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Hyde Park, NY

Purpose - Hyde Park Democratic Policy Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $412.50
Lodging Cost - $406.35
Meal Cost - $178.35
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $1,010.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ernst & Young LLP
Dates - March 21, 2000 - March 21, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting with Ernst and Young executives
Notes -

Travel Cost - $280.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $280.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Reliastar
Dates - April 14, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Board of directors meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,064.00
Lodging Cost - $1,803.32
Meal Cost - $86.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,953.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Participation in conference on global environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,537.30
Lodging Cost - $1,924.00
Meal Cost - $640.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,101.30

Additional family members - No


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 -

Travel Cost - $1,903.30
Lodging Cost - $2,355.00
Meal Cost - $660.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,918.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Armenian Assembly of America
Dates - June 9, 2001 - June 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Received award at Gala Banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $380.50
Lodging Cost - $227.81
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $708.31

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Retreat Conference
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 27, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - Bipartisan conference on the global environment.
Notes - sister Veronica Georges accompanied. 5/27 at personal expense.

Travel Cost - $3,883.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,033.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,110.10
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,635.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Frankfurt, Germany - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Conference on the convergence of US national security and the global environment
Notes - Other costs are for ground transportation to and from the airport. Point of departure was Frankfurt because Eshoo joined the Aspen Institute Conference in Rome on the way back from Codel Hunter which went to Iraq, Kuwait and Naples.

Travel Cost - $1,847.50
Lodging Cost - $2,850.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,597.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI

Purpose - In depth conference on US China relations - academic presentation and discussions of US - China relations
Notes - Sister Veronica Georges accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,095.80
Lodging Cost - $1,960.00
Meal Cost - $1,710.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $6,815.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 29, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,757.00
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,919.00

Additional family members - Yes

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.