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MILLENDER-MCDONALD, JUANITA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $1,769.44

Average cost per trip - $589.81
Total number of days spent traveling - 9 days
Rank of representative - 575 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Annenberg Foundation Trust
Dates - December 6, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Rancho Mirage, CA

Purpose - to meet with the CA delegation and discuss ways the federal government can improve CA's future. It was an opportunity to meet with policy experts from around the state.
Notes - James McDonald - spouse - two group activity fees

Travel Cost - $88.86
Lodging Cost - $199.98
Meal Cost - $716.86
Other Cost - $40.74
Total Cost - $1,046.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute, Walter Capps Foundation, Fetzer Institute
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - to join with other members to discuss the relationship between faith and politics
Notes - James McDonald - spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $512.00
Meal Cost - $211.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $723.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Political, Educational & Leadership Institute
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tunica, MS

Purpose - Conference
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Tunica, MS - Los Angeles, CA Any time not at sponsor's expense: 1 Day This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes

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Video games: New literacy for a complex world

Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He says they're like "an external mind," and teachers should use them in classrooms.

Recent Posts