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LEE, SHEILA JACKSON, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $57,368.96

Average cost per trip - $4,097.78
Total number of days spent traveling - 55 days
Rank of representative - 104 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc
Dates - July 9, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - convention-speaking
Notes -

Travel Cost - $83.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $83.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Qatar Foundation
Dates - October 9, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - To attend the inaugural ceremonies of the Qatar Foundation's "Education City" and to visit Camp Al-Sulayah in Doha, Qatar
Notes - Other costs are for telephone, etc. NB - This is what's stated on disclosure form itself. Attached Ritz Carlton invoice mentions 2 'spa' charges of 260 and 30 QR, as well as the telephone charges. Conversion rate 1 QR: US $3.52.

Travel Cost - $9,157.30
Lodging Cost - $907.95
Meal Cost - $169.19
Other Cost - $92.90
Total Cost - $10,327.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 8, 2003 - November 10, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - 8th Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Notes - Meals, drinks and airport transfer included in all-inclusive land package - cost stated under lodging.

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida Ford Lincoln Mercury Minority Auto Dealers Association
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To attend Ford Lincoln Mercury Minority Dealers Association Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $974.53
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,224.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 3, 2001 - March 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - To commemorate civil rights march
Notes -

Travel Cost - $665.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $665.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Petroleum Institute
Dates - June 28, 2001 - July 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Orig food cost was $355

Travel Cost - $2,338.25
Lodging Cost - $645.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,483.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AT&T, Microsoft, American Airlines
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - CBC Tech Summit
Notes - Child Jason Lee

Travel Cost - $747.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $747.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry & Manpower
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Botswana

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding trip
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $9,005.51
Lodging Cost - $1,311.92
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,667.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Low Jones
Dates - May 11, 2001 - May 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,245.75
Lodging Cost - $145.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,390.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Austin Democratic Party
Dates - March 5, 2001 - March 5, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - TX

Purpose - To attend Women's Legislative Day Conference
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $66.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $251.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Communications Consortium Media Center
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 19, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Sri Lanka

Purpose - Tsunami relief efforts
Notes - Singapore - Sri Lanka - Newark

Travel Cost - $574.00
Lodging Cost - $276.52
Meal Cost - $138.21
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $988.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - Tsunami relief efforts
Notes - Newark - Singapore - Newark

Travel Cost - $6,100.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $145.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,745.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation (IFMIF)
Dates - March 27, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar - N'Djamena, Chad

Purpose - Doha (Attend conference on Free Trade and Democracy) Chad (Visit refugee camps; humanitarian fact-finding)
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Doha, Qatar - N'Djamena, Chad

Travel Cost - $9,435.73
Lodging Cost - $626.70
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,142.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Dates - March 19, 2005 - March 25, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Cairo, Egypt - Paris, France

Purpose - To maintain bi-lateral relations between the US and Egypt
Notes - DC to Cairo - 3/19 - to Paris 3/20 - Paris - Egypt 3/25 - leave Cairo

Travel Cost - $8,376.00
Lodging Cost - $827.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,603.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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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.