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SHOWS, CLIFFORD RONALD, Democratic Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $2,527.32

Average cost per trip - $842.44
Total number of days spent traveling - 5 days
Rank of representative - 546 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - March 24, 2000 - March 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - speak to a group of military retirees
Notes -

Travel Cost - $849.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $849.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Dates - August 22, 2000 - August 23, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - deliver speech to 3000 VFW members at the 101s National Convention of the VFW of the United States. Rep. Shows spoke on veterans benefits and the quality of life issues for military personnel.
Notes - lodging says "complimentary - please see attached documents"; "other" is for phone

Travel Cost - $1,033.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $21.82
Other Cost - $3.00
Total Cost - $1,058.32

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Air Force Sergeants Association
Dates - August 15, 2000 - August 15, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - to speak at the 2000 Air Force Sergeants Association international convention and military conference in New Orleans. Also to receive the L. Mendel Rivers award of excellence
Notes -

Travel Cost - $619.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $619.50

Additional family members - No

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

    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.