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UDALL, MARK E, Democratic Party
Colorado

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $13,796.14

Average cost per trip - $2,759.23
Total number of days spent traveling - 14 days
Rank of representative - 384 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Thompson Island Education Center
Dates - February 2, 2000 - February 3, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - guest speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,242.50
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,331.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - February 17, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - educational mission
Notes - took wife, Maggie L. Fox

Travel Cost - $8,141.00
Lodging Cost - $880.00
Meal Cost - $914.00
Other Cost - $590.00
Total Cost - $10,525.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National School Transportation Association, New York School Bus Contractors Association
Dates - July 20, 2003 - July 21, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the 39th annual meeting of the NSTA and NYSBCA in New York, NY
Notes - other covered transportation to and from the airport

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $52.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $527.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - July 19, 2004 - July 19, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To participate in meetings with each of the sponsoring organizations.
Notes - Denver, CO - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,093.85
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $38.79
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,132.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Third Way Institute, New Republic
Dates - September 16, 2005 - September 17, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Wye River, MD

Purpose - To participate in a national security retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Wye River, MD - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $154.00
Meal Cost - $92.40
Other Cost - $33.60
Total Cost - $280.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.