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HUTCHINSON, TIM, Republican Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $11,562.90

Average cost per trip - $1,651.84
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 407 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of the U.S. Army
Dates - February 16, 2000 - February 17, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - meet with army leadership to discuss army "transformation" and deliver keynote address at the AUSA winter symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $220.00
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - March 16, 2000 - March 16, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - interview with ABC News
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,350.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Entergy
Dates - July 9, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Russellville, AR

Purpose - speech on national energy policy
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,050.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Children First America
Dates - August 3, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Speaker at Children First America vision retreat on education issues and policy.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $850.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Panda Energy
Dates - August 20, 2001 - August 20, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Purpose - speech on national energy policy
Notes - good faith estimate. Coeur d'Alene, ID - El Dorado, AK

Travel Cost - $1,400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Dates - March 8, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Attend, speak and participate in the annual conference of the association.
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $2,827.50
Lodging Cost - $1,353.39
Meal Cost - $546.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,726.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - November 30, -1 - November 30, -1
Location(s) - Eureka Springs, AR

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Sponsor not disclosed. Indicates amounts are estimates.Little Rock, AR - Eureka Springs, AR. No dates listed.

Travel Cost - $761.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $761.00

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.

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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.