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MIKULSKI, BARBARA, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $18,238.95

Average cost per trip - $2,279.87
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 323 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Thomas Merton Center Foundation
Dates - May 29, 2000 - June 2, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $274.00
Lodging Cost - $319.00
Meal Cost - $94.50
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $727.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Partnership for Women and Families
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $865.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - educational -- to study Islamic culture and history and its impact on today's world
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,680.40
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,205.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - McConnell Center for Political Leadership
Dates - January 27, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Speaking engagement - lecture to students
Notes -

Travel Cost - $198.00
Lodging Cost - $176.41
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $374.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.
Dates - February 8, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To give a speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $337.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $337.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $2,020.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,920.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,296.15
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,146.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mitchell Institute
Dates - October 14, 2005 - October 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - Speaking engagement for scholarship program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $386.00
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost - $87.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $662.95

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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  • 06.11.15

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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.