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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

American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.