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JOHNSON, TIM, Republican Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $6,161.77

Average cost per trip - $2,053.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 10 days
Rank of representative - 483 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Dates - August 7, 2001 - August 13, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Illinois Educational Mission to Israel
Notes - "The Congressman's brother accompanied him on the trip at the Congressman's own expense," other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $3,320.00
Lodging Cost - $940.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $5,060.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Champaign County, IL Farm Bureau
Dates - December 2, 2001 - December 3, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Champaign, IL

Purpose - Honorary guest of dinner
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $95.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 7, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Provide first-hand look at both exchanges; meet with Exchange members
Notes - Transport cost is airfare plus transportation

Travel Cost - $986.77
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,006.77

Additional family members - No

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

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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

    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.