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GRIJALVA, RAUL M MR., Democratic Party
Arizona

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $4,305.19

Average cost per trip - $1,076.30
Total number of days spent traveling - 10 days
Rank of representative - 512 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Purpose - Study the effect of NAFTA and other international trade agreements on the US - Mexico border
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,248.00
Lodging Cost - $198.00
Meal Cost - $76.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,522.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Federation of the Blind
Dates - June 30, 2003 - July 1, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Keynote speaker to National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind
Notes -

Travel Cost - $352.00
Lodging Cost - $64.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $416.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Forest Guardians
Dates - November 11, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albuquerque, NM

Purpose - To keynote the RangeNet 2004 Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM
Notes - Tucson, AZ - Albuquerque, NM - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expenses: 11-13-04

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $109.82
Meal Cost - $31.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $141.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, Aetna, AHIP, Blue Cross
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Minority health summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,764.06
Lodging Cost - $459.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,223.86

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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.