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FLAKE, JEFF, Republican Party
Arizona

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $27,996.20

Average cost per trip - $2,333.02
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 232 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Cheryl Flake accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $7,183.20
Lodging Cost - $2,023.70
Meal Cost - $1,391.30
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $11,584.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation
Dates - September 7, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding trip; government meetings.
Notes - Spouse Cheryl Flake accompanied.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,520.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Cheryl Flake and children Ryan, Alexis, Tanner, Austin, and Dallin accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $882.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,832.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding, meetings
Notes - Spouse Cheryl Flake accompanied. Other costs are for airport tax

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Citizens for a Sound Economy
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - Speak on panel at annual conference
Notes - Spouse Cheryl Flake accompanied

Travel Cost - $804.00
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $92.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,421.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cato Institute
Dates - February 27, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - CATO Institute annual benefactor summit, participated as speaker
Notes - Other costs are listed on otherwise identical forms as for 'activity' or 'discussion group during boat ride'

Travel Cost - $1,854.60
Lodging Cost - $283.40
Meal Cost - $141.75
Other Cost - $145.25
Total Cost - $2,425.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative members retreat
Notes - Washington DC - Baltimore, MD

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $191.91
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $519.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - To take part in a panel for a Club of Growth Conference
Notes - DC - Ft Myers, FL - Phoenix, AZ

Travel Cost - $856.60
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,406.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Fact- finding
Notes - Phoenix - Miami - Cuba / Cuba - Miami - Phoenix

Travel Cost - $1,708.00
Lodging Cost - $271.00
Meal Cost - $142.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,121.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - To participate in a Club for Growth conference event
Notes - Phoenix - Palm Beach - Phoenix

Travel Cost - $1,300.00
Lodging Cost - $279.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,729.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - April 29, 2004 - April 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To speak at Heritage luncheon
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago - Phoenix

Travel Cost - $324.20
Lodging Cost - $228.65
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $642.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Arizona Economic Forum
Dates - June 24, 2005 - June 25, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Flagstaff, AZ

Purpose - Speak on panel re: immigration at the Arizona Economic Forum Annual Conference
Notes - Phoenix - Flagstaff, AZ Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $218.10
Meal Cost - $18.88
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $236.98

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

    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.