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GRANGER, KAY N, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $31,536.75

Average cost per trip - $3,942.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 206 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - Speech at their annual legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,434.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $2,704.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 25, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - ????
Notes - No purpose stated

Travel Cost - $3,150.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 8, 2001 - August 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Educational conference
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $373.00
Lodging Cost - $1,043.16
Meal Cost - $302.66
Other Cost - $157.68
Total Cost - $1,876.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Associations
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - inaugural visit by Turkish Caucus
Notes - John Dean Granger accompanied.

Travel Cost - $13,005.00
Lodging Cost - $960.00
Meal Cost - $402.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,367.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Radio Shack
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - To view, and do fact finding, on a community development project in Vancouver that is similar to a developing project in Fort Worth
Notes - Radio Shack paid for the airfare - member personally covered other expenses.

Travel Cost - $2,680.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,680.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Attend Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference and NRCC Retreat
Notes - Ft Worth - Orlando - Scottsdale - Ft Worth $550 Lodging & Registration Paid by Campaign

Travel Cost - $2,697.00
Lodging Cost - $461.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost - $550.00
Total Cost - $3,878.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Attend Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference
Notes - Ft Worth - Orlando - Ft Worth

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $461.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $631.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed
Dates - July 8, 2004 - July 8, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Fort Worth - DC This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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

    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.