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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 |
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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

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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.