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SCOTT, ROBERT C BOBBY, Democratic Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $4,396.56

Average cost per trip - $732.76
Total number of days spent traveling - 15 days
Rank of representative - 510 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Amistad America, Inc.
Dates - March 23, 2000 - March 25, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mystic Seaport, CT

Purpose - Educational tour for CBCF
Notes -

Travel Cost - $500.69
Lodging Cost - $224.00
Meal Cost - $173.80
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $954.49

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - June 16, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Educational trip to New York City with Congressional Black Caucus
Notes -

Travel Cost - $160.40
Lodging Cost - $445.68
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $651.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 19, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - retreat
Notes - lodging includes meals. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $299.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $299.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - tri-caucus retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $189.09
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $424.68
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,163.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Bar Assn
Dates - August 10, 2004 - August 12, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charlotte, NC

Purpose - Speaker
Notes - Washington, DC - Charlotte, NC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $646.76
Lodging Cost - $283.76
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,030.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NAACP
Dates - July 10, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Speaker
Notes - "Travel Not Reimbursed". [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $298.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $298.00

Additional family members - No

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

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

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

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