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KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $54,448.30

Average cost per trip - $4,188.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 68 days
Rank of representative - 115 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - Attend technology presentations and tour company facilities
Notes - G. Robert Daniels attended

Travel Cost - $8,575.00
Lodging Cost - $749.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,594.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $5,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $370.00
Total Cost - $7,570.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tom Joyner Foundation
Dates - May 25, 2002 - June 1, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - participate in Blackamericaweb.com think tank
Notes - accompanied by sister Marsha Cheeks. Lodging expenses include meals. Trip was on cruise ship in Carribean

Travel Cost - $331.00
Lodging Cost - $519.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $850.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $473.00
Lodging Cost - $380.72
Meal Cost - $138.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $992.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Action Network
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speak on two panels
Notes -

Travel Cost - $917.00
Lodging Cost - $818.88
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,735.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - Fact-finding; participation on panel
Notes - Sister Marsha Cheeks accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $600.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Dulles, VA - Cairo, Egypt - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $8,056.00
Lodging Cost - $827.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $430.00
Total Cost - $9,713.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tampa Org of Black Affairs
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tampa, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement for Martin Luther King holiday
Notes - Personal expenses: 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17. New Orleans-Tampa-Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $896.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,021.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Dates - March 12, 2004 - March 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $911.73
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $79.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - iGates Technologies, Pharma, CitiGroup, Port of New Orleans, General Motors, Coca Cola, GlaxoSmithKline
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Purpose - Participation in the Afro-Brazilian / African American Business Summit (panel discussion leader)
Notes - Detroit, MI - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $9,632.26
Lodging Cost - $1,476.00
Meal Cost - $522.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,630.74

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - African World Expo
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 28, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Abuja, Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria - Akwa Ibon, Nigeria - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Purpose - Fact finding and trade mission to promote business between the city of Detroit, the State of Michigan, the United States and Nigeria
Notes - Detroit, MI - Abuja, Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria - Akwa Ibon, Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria - Amsterdam, Holland - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $4,197.00
Lodging Cost - $2,500.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $900.00
Total Cost - $8,097.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - not specified

Purpose - Fact finding issue forums and sessions
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $177.00
Meal Cost - $127.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $304.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - not specified

Purpose - Social Security, healthcare, and housing forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $25.53
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $14.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $239.53

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.