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MOLLOHAN, ALAN B, Democratic Party
West Virginia

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $10,198.85

Average cost per trip - $3,399.62
Total number of days spent traveling - 15 days
Rank of representative - 430 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Bombardier Aerospace
Dates - May 1, 2000 - May 1, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montreal, Canada

Purpose - To review corporate headquarter operations as it relates to work done at the Bombardier facility in the 1st district of West Virginia
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,046.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,061.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - GAIKER Technological Centre Foundation
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 12, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Bilbao, Spain

Purpose - Mr. Mollohan was the speaker for the opening session of the 1st International Conference on Recycling Information Exchange and Industrial Practices -- RECCON '03
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,878.20
Lodging Cost - $920.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,973.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - West Virginia (WV) - 01 Trade Delegation
Dates - June 24, 2004 - July 1, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Spain

Purpose - To further the on-going collaborative internationalization efforts between businesses in the Bilbao region of Spain and West Virginia
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,442.88
Lodging Cost - $771.31
Meal Cost - $950.46
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,164.65

Additional family members - Yes

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.