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WOLF, FRANK R, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $25,969.43

Average cost per trip - $4,328.24
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 248 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - December 8, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Greece - Serbia - Croatia - Macedonia - Kosovo

Purpose - meetings w government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,681.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,316.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation, University of Nation
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - meeting with government officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Notes - spouse, Carolyn

Travel Cost - $2,632.50
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,482.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - April 15, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Beirut, Lebanon

Purpose - meeting with government officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Wolf accompanied. (There were no lodging expenses disclosed for this week-long trip - and no dates listed at personal expense.)

Travel Cost - $1,901.08
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,901.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Albania - Rome, Italy

Purpose - meetings with government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities - meeting in Rome regarding world food program, hunger and foreign assistance
Notes - with spouse Carolyn Wolf

Travel Cost - $2,314.00
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,524.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Trinity Forum
Dates - September 6, 2002 - September 7, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Royal Oak, MD

Purpose - leadership retreat for members. Osprey Point Leadership Center, MD
Notes - filed a year late - with spouse Carolyn Wolf - $70 other not specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $200.85
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $670.85

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 14, 2004 - February 20, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Munich, Germany

Purpose - U.S.-German Roundtable conference - visit embassy for briefings and meetings with U.S. government officials
Notes - Spouse - Carolyn Wolf - 2/15 - 2/17 paid at no expense

Travel Cost - $13,000.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,075.00

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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  • 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

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    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.