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Minorities and Special Ed

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REED, JACK, Democratic Party
Rhode Island

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $25,592.77

Average cost per trip - $2,132.73
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 253 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $402.70
Lodging Cost - $839.26
Meal Cost - $349.29
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $1,631.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - February 25, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speech at the annual winter conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,145.00
Lodging Cost - $771.00
Meal Cost - $61.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,977.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New England Institute of Technology
Dates - May 7, 2000 - May 7, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newport, RI

Purpose - police gathering
Notes - Providence, RI to Newport, RI

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mansfield Center for Public Affairs
Dates - August 1, 2000 - August 11, 2000 (11 days)
Location(s) - Japan - Taiwan - China

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,603.04
Lodging Cost - $1,441.11
Meal Cost - $159.96
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,204.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,499.75
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,770.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 15, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Aspen Institute policy conference--America and Europe
Notes -

Travel Cost - $589.00
Lodging Cost - $1,150.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,039.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 4, 2002 - August 8, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Dates - April 13, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Rochester, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $697.02
Lodging Cost - $178.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $875.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - fact finding mission
Notes - Other expenses not specified. Good faith estimate.

Travel Cost - $888.04
Lodging Cost - $1,100.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $2,383.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - July 31, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Fact finding mission
Notes - August 4-5, 2004 was not reimbursed by the Aspen Institute

Travel Cost - $720.00
Lodging Cost - $867.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $2,287.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC Pacific Northwest Region
Dates - December 11, 2004 - December 13, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Oakland, CA - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - To deliver keynote addresses on US-Israel relationship and issues at four AIPAC events
Notes - San Francisco - Silicon Valley - Oakland - Sacramento, CA

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $356.70
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $806.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 5, 2005 - August 10, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - To participate in the conference entitled "Mapping the Jihadist Threat: The War on Terror Since 9/11"
Notes - Three nights

Travel Cost - $819.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $2,219.00

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

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 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

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    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.