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LAZIO, RICK, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $8,224.00

Average cost per trip - $1,370.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 454 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - bipartisan congressional health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,058.00
Lodging Cost - $1,285.00
Meal Cost - $821.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $3,204.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - December 10, 2000 - December 11, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - visiting fellow
Notes - spouse, Patricia

Travel Cost - $380.50
Lodging Cost - $239.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $619.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Home Builders
Dates - January 12, 2000 - January 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - featured guest at executive and leadership board meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $295.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $295.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Suffolk County Organization for the Promotion of Education
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - keynote speaker and award presenter at annual conference
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Novogradic and Co. LLP
Dates - January 5, 2000 - January 9, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - keynote speaker at housing tax credit conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $512.50
Lodging Cost - $255.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $767.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United States Telecom Association
Dates - February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - keynote presentation on current telecom issues in congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,098.00
Lodging Cost - $870.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,168.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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

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    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.
  • 05.28.15

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