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EWING, THOMAS W, Republican Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $22,198.56

Average cost per trip - $3,171.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 281 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Arctic Power
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 25, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Anchorage, AK

Purpose - Congressional ANWR tour
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,045.64
Lodging Cost - $1,036.80
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $24.00
Total Cost - $4,181.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Futures Industry Association
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Futures Industry Association Conference
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,361.30
Lodging Cost - $516.20
Meal Cost - $238.46
Other Cost - $171.72
Total Cost - $4,287.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Legislative Conference
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,430.17
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $840.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,470.17

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Bipartisan Agriculture retreat
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $482.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cotton Council
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC - St. Louis, MO - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Fact finding trip to learn more about cotton and biotechnology issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,750.00
Lodging Cost - $168.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,068.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Steamboat Springs, CO

Purpose - Sweetener Symposium
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,851.78
Lodging Cost - $555.17
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost - $82.00
Total Cost - $2,598.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Annual meeting
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied; lodging and food combined

Travel Cost - $158.13
Lodging Cost - $1,952.19
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,110.32

Additional family members - Yes

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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

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  • 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

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    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.