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EDWARDS, JOHN R, Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $14,311.10

Average cost per trip - $2,385.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 13 days
Rank of representative - 377 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
Dates - May 12, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lansing, MI

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the Michigan trial Lawyers Banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $543.00
Lodging Cost - $212.75
Meal Cost - $14.86
Other Cost - $12.99
Total Cost - $783.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Walt Disney Company
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - CA

Purpose - to attend corporate alliances summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,507.00
Lodging Cost - $805.00
Meal Cost - $180.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,492.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - July 14, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montreal, Canada

Purpose - Speaker at the annual meeting of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Notes - Montreal, Canada - New York, NY

Travel Cost - $1,534.00
Lodging Cost - $2,223.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,757.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - July 20, 2002 - July 21, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Speech to A.T.L.A. luncheon
Notes -

Travel Cost - $479.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $654.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Elon University
Dates - January 16, 2002 - January 16, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Burlington, NC

Purpose - to introduce Ehud Barak at Elon University all-campus convocation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,024.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,124.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - North Carolina Economic Development Center
Dates - November 29, 2001 - November 30, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - keynote speaker at 2001 rural partners forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $499.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $499.50

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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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.