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CLELAND, JOSEPH MAXWELL, Democratic Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $8,414.80

Average cost per trip - $764.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 20 days
Rank of representative - 451 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Stetson University
Dates - March 12, 2000 - March 13, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - DeLand, FL

Purpose - speaker at model U.S. Senate program
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $219.78
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $219.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Paper Company
Dates - April 4, 2000 - April 4, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Savannah, GA

Purpose - annual board meeting dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $433.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $433.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Post Properties
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 28, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - participant--Harvard Business School Club
Notes -

Travel Cost - $622.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $622.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bill Heard Enterprises, Inc.
Dates - May 5, 2000 - May 5, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, GA

Purpose - speaker at Chattahoochee Council of Boy Scouts of America
Notes -

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $630.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Trial Lawyers Association
Dates - July 31, 2000 - August 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $569.99
Lodging Cost - $565.32
Meal Cost - $81.70
Other Cost - $61.69
Total Cost - $1,278.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Motor Trucking Association
Dates - June 17, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - main speaker at Georgia Motor Trucking Association conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $184.21
Meal Cost - $108.72
Other Cost - $16.00
Total Cost - $308.93

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stetson University
Dates - March 23, 2001 - March 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - DeLand, FL

Purpose - speaker at Stetson University Model U.S. Senate
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,135.50
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,254.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - appear on "This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts"
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Washington, DC - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $1,021.74
Lodging Cost - $273.66
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,295.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern Economic Alliance High Tech Speed Rail Summit
Dates - March 18, 2001 - March 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlotte, NC

Purpose - conference speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,139.00
Lodging Cost - $189.49
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,328.49

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Coca Cola North America
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 12, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Warm Springs, GA

Purpose - FDR anniversary ceremony, little White House - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $759.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $759.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute
Dates - February 9, 2002 - February 9, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Thomasville, GA

Purpose - keynote speaker at Jackie Robinson state historical marker dedication scholarship
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $285.00

Additional family members - No

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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

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    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.
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  • 06.02.15

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    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.