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FORBES, J RANDY, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $16,839.92

Average cost per trip - $3,367.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 24 days
Rank of representative - 336 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 25, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding / education
Notes - Spouse Shirley Forbes accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $7,378.00
Lodging Cost - $2,024.00
Meal Cost - $1,392.00
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $11,780.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Madison Project
Dates - July 21, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $320.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Other costs are for entry fees

Travel Cost - $480.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $913.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Association
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL - Naples, FL

Purpose - American Shipbuilding Association's Congressional/Industry workshop for members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Notes - Spouse Shirley H Forbes accompanied. Other costs are for telephone charges.

Travel Cost - $1,211.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost - $11.65
Total Cost - $2,102.65

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - American Shipbuilding Assn's Congressional Workshop to provide a forum for Members of Congress & leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share ideas of concern and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services & the shipbuilding industry
Notes - 11/30 Norfolk, VA - Ft Myers, FL / 12/6 Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Personal Expense 12/2 - 12/6

Travel Cost - $913.50
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $442.35
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,724.27

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

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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.