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REYES, SILVESTRE, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $15,911.33

Average cost per trip - $1,988.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 349 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - May 29, 2000 - June 2, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Destination not specified - accompanied by spouse Carolina Reyes - other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $7,200.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $8,550.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - League of United Latin American Citizens
Dates - June 4, 2001 - June 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - to deliver a speech during 72nd Annual Convention
Notes - America West voucher valued at 600 0 cost to LULAC; lodging valued at 59/night, 0 cost to LULAC

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southwest Voter Registration Education Project
Dates - June 22, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX - El Paso, TX

Purpose - to deliver a speech at the Latino Vote 2001 banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $843.25
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $972.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - to attend the 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - lodging includes meals; spouse: Cablina Reyes

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation
Dates - February 18, 2001 - February 21, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - fact finding and educational
Notes - under trans costs, written 609.19+60=669.19 for member and spouse. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $1,338.38
Lodging Cost - $679.80
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,498.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industrial Council
Dates - January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - fact-finding and educational
Notes - Ground transport $175 included in transportation cost.

Travel Cost - $1,577.50
Lodging Cost - $506.00
Meal Cost - $255.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,338.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - October 11, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Purpose - to learn about unresolved murders of girls and women in Ciudad Juarez, which borders with El Paso, TX.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $60.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $212.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $272.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Air Force Sergeants Assn
Dates - August 2, 2005 - August 2, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - To speak at Air Force Sergeants Association where he was awarded AFSA's Mendel Rivers Award of Legislative Excellence
Notes - El Paso - Dallas - El Paso

Travel Cost - $330.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $330.40

Additional family members - No

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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.

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  • 06.23.15

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    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.
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  • 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.