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SAWYER, THOMAS, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $52,286.35

Average cost per trip - $4,357.20
Total number of days spent traveling - 51 days
Rank of representative - 119 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy

Purpose - Study trip
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Joyce H. Sawyer

Travel Cost - $8,186.50
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $858.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,394.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Conference on global environment
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Joyce H. Sawyer

Travel Cost - $2,422.60
Lodging Cost - $1,924.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,626.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - Participate in mid-year assessment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,036.00
Lodging Cost - $854.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,890.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland - Tallinn, Estonia

Purpose - conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - spouse Joyce Sawyer accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,680.60
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $3,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,380.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Informal Coalition
Dates - June 13, 2001 - June 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Electric transmission policy seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $675.28
Lodging Cost - $291.79
Meal Cost - $386.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,353.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 7, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Sotogrande, Spain

Purpose - mid-year assessment
Notes - spouse Joyce Sawyer accompanied.

Travel Cost - $7,395.60
Lodging Cost - $429.00
Meal Cost - $438.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,262.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Institute for Social Research
Dates - January 15, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Ann Arbor, MI

Purpose - Participate in Martin Luther King event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $659.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $659.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - spouse Joyce Sawyer accompanied. Meals including in lodging costs.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $949.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,201.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - convergence of US national security and the global environment
Notes - child Amanda Sawyer

Travel Cost - $4,792.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,942.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Informal Coalition
Dates - May 13, 2002 - May 15, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - electric transmission policy seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $675.28
Lodging Cost - $291.79
Meal Cost - $386.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,353.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - education conference participation
Notes - spouse Joyce Sawyer - lodging incl meals

Travel Cost - $1,459.00
Lodging Cost - $1,710.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,169.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Infinity HealthCare Inc.
Dates - April 27, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - address Frontlines Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $810.00
Lodging Cost - $243.41
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,053.41

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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    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.
  • 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.