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TIERNEY, JOHN, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $47,956.81

Average cost per trip - $6,850.97
Total number of days spent traveling - 37 days
Rank of representative - 132 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of Bell Retirees
Dates - May 11, 2001 - May 11, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlantic City, NJ

Purpose - To speak on retiree health bill introduced by Congressman Tierney
Notes - May 11 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $847.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $847.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - to participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - with spouse Patrice

Travel Cost - $3,974.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,974.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - with spouse Patrice - other covered ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,286.60
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,126.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New England Board of Higher Education
Dates - September 27, 2003 - September 27, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - New England Board of Higher Education in cooperation with The College Board conference on "Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, The New England Impact."
Notes - with spouse Patrice

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $201.29
Meal Cost - $54.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $255.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - spouse Patrice Tierney

Travel Cost - $3,276.02
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,896.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Education Reform
Notes - Boston, MA - Cancun, Mexico - Boston, MA

Travel Cost - $2,377.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,097.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes - Boston, MA - China - Boston, MA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $15,398.10
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost - $2,030.00
Total Cost - $20,760.10

Additional family members - Yes

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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

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    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.